Abraham ibn Ezra

1089 - 1167

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Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra (Hebrew: ר׳ אַבְרָהָם בֶּן מֵאִיר אִבְּן עֶזְרָא‎‎ ʾAḇrāhām ben Mēʾīr ʾībn ʾĒzrāʾ, often abbreviated as ראב"ע‎; Arabic: إبراهيم المجيد ابن عزرا‎ Ibrāhim al-Mājid ibn Ezra; also known as Aben Ezra or simply Ibn Ezra, 1089 / 1092 – 27 January 1164 / 23 January 1167) was one of the most distinguished Jewish biblical commentators and philosophers of the Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham ibn Ezra has received more than 250,507 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Abraham ibn Ezra is the 283rd most popular philosopher (down from 275th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Spain (down from 174th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Abraham ibn Ezra was a Jewish poet, philosopher, and biblical commentator. He is most famous for his translation of the Bible into Arabic.

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Among philosophers, Abraham ibn Ezra ranks 283 out of 1,089Before him are Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, Mazdak, Huineng, and Robert Nozick. After him are Jacobus Arminius, Prodicus, Ramana Maharshi, John Searle, Anne Sullivan, and Alfred Tarski.

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Among people born in 1089, Abraham ibn Ezra ranks 1After him are Mahsati and Hemachandra. Among people deceased in 1167, Abraham ibn Ezra ranks 2Before him is Empress Matilda. After him are Charles VII of Sweden, Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, Rostislav I of Kiev, Aelred of Rievaulx, and Rainald of Dassel.

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Among people born in Spain, Abraham ibn Ezra ranks 179 out of 2,595Before him are Brunhilda of Austrasia (543), Urraca of León (1081), Columella (4), Louis Blanc (1811), Alfonso II of Aragon (1157), and Camilo José Cela (1916). After him are Frederick III of Sicily (1272), Pomponius Mela (15), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Javier Solana (1942), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), and Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Abraham ibn Ezra ranks 11Before him are Ramon Llull (1232), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), and Baltasar Gracián (1601). After him are Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Juan Luis Vives (1492), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Pompeia Plotina (65), and Nachmanides (1194).