Jewish Encyclopedia Volume 2 p585 states:
BASSEVI VON TREUENBERG, JACOB (called also Jacob Schmieles "son of Samuel": Court Jew and financier; born in 1580; died at Jung-
Bassevi, in recognition of his services, was raised to the nobility (in 1622) by Ferdinand, receiving the title "von Treuenberg," and a coat of arms consisting of a blue lion with eight red stars on a field of blue (according to Graetz; or of black, according to Lieben). Ferdinand also bestowed upon him the right "to engage in any business whatever, in any part of the empire, whether cities, towns, or market-
As a representative of the Jewish community, reference to Bassevi is first found in 1616. He always exerted his influence in behalf of the Jews of the empire and of Italy; and it was due to his efforts, combined with those of other Jewish capitalists, that the Hebrew quarter in Prague was protected by a military guard against the attacks of the soldiery after the decisive battle of White Mountain, Bohemia, in 1621. Bassevi was a warm friend of Rabbi Lippmau Heller, and befriended him during the latter's arrest (July 5, 1629) and dismissal from office (Aug. 14, 1629); contributing from his own funds one-
On account of some trouble, the nature of which is not known, Bassevi in 1681 removed from Prague to Gitschin, where he lived for a year.