Authorised form of nameCastro Sarmento; Jacob de (1692 - 1762)
Other forms of nameJacob Henriques de
Other forms of surnameCastro-Sarmento
Dates1692 - 1762
Place of birthPortugal
Date of birth1692
Place of deathKing's Road, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of death14 September 1762
Dates and placesBurial:
St Andrew's churchyard, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom (20 September 1762)
Research fieldMedicine
University of vora, licentiate in the arts (1711); Coimbra University, bachelor of medicine (1717); Marischal College, Aberdeen, MD (1739)
Fled Portugal for London to escape persecution of Jews by the Portuguese inquisition (1720) but retained links with Portguee scholars and exchanged ideas with them from London; physician to the poor of Bevis Marks Synagogue (1724); developed quinine treatment for malaria known as 'gua de Ingalterra'; advocate of Newtonian ideas and the first to publish works in Portuguese in support of Newton; assisted in establishing the botanic garden at Coimbra University; staff physician to the Portuguese embassy (1738); founded a small infirmary (Beth Holim), for London's Portuguese Jewish community (1747); renounced Judaism (1758)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/02/1730
Age at election37
RelationshipsThird son of Francisco de Castro de Almeida and Violante de Mesquita
Published works
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Not indexed in Charter Book facsimile.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7618
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/4/58Letter from David Lopez Pereyrs to the Royal Society6 May 1724
IM/000754Castro-Sarmento, Jacob de1737
L&P/3/386Letter, 'Cure of paralysis by electricity' by John Godfrey Teske to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1759
RBO/15/58Astronomical observations between 1728 and 1729 witnessed at Peking communicated by Joannes Baptista Carbone to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1730
EL/C3/4Letter, from D. Corte Real to Jacob de Castro Sarmento, dated at West Lisbon15 October 1735
EL/M3/29Letter, from Don Diego de Mendoca Corte Real to Jacob de Castro Sarmento15 October 1735
L&P/2/103Paper, 'Of an iliac passion from palsy of the large intestine' by Jacob de Castro-Sarmento1750
L&P/3/41Paper, 'Of a lunar eclipse' from Jacob de Castro-Sarmento1755
CLP/8ii/30Letter, regarding astronomical observations made in Peking [Beijing] from J B [Joanne Baptista] Carbone to Jacob de Castro Sarmento1730
RBO/16/3'An account of the Gold Mines in Brazil belonging to the King of Portugal communicated in a letter to Cromwell Mortimer by Jacob de Castro Sarmento1731
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