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Mendoza, Daniel

Tony Gee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Mendoza, Daniel (1765?–1836), pugilist, the son of Jewish parents, Abraham Mendoza and his wife, Esther, née Lopes, was born, according to the fighter's memoirs, on 5 July 1764 in the parish of Aldgate, London. However, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue records show he was circumcised on 12 July of the following year, making a birth date of 5 July 1765 much more probable....

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