(‘the Beloved’, d. 1690 in Alexandria
) was the successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Shabbatai Tsvi
. Born in Salonika
, he was the son of Joseph the Philosopher and brother of Jochebed, Shabbatai Tsvi's last wife. Jochebed (also called ‘Ā’ishah following her conversion to Islam) claimed that he was the reincarnation of her late spouse, so that he might succeed to the leadership of Sabbatai's followers. He attracted a considerable following of his own, called Ya‘aqōviyīm
Querido converted to Islam in 1687 and led his disciples on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He died in Alexandria on his way back, and was succeeded by his son Berachiah.
- Shaw, Stanford Jay. The Jews of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic. New York City: New York University Press, 1991.