Cultural Life in Mantua

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Jewish Life
During the 16th century the Gonzaga family who were in power in Mantua until 1708 gave much support to cultural and artistic life in the city and Mantua became an important center of Renaissance art and humanism, encouraging a wide interest in Jewish literature and history. Eminent Jews contributed to the city from the 15th century onwards and their legacy was an influence and inspiration for many generations in various fields of activity.

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