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Benjamin of Tudela

1130 - 1173

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Benjamin of Tudela (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה‎, pronounced [binjaˈmin mituˈdela]; Arabic: بنيامين التطيلي‎ Binyamin al-Tutayli;‎ Tudela, Kingdom of Navarre, 1130 – Castile, 1173) was a medieval Jewish traveler who visited Europe, Asia, and Africa in the 12th century. His vivid descriptions of western Asia preceded those of Marco Polo by a hundred years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin of Tudela has received more than 191,727 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Benjamin of Tudela is the 75th most popular explorer (up from 80th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Spain (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Spanish Explorer.

Benjamin of Tudela is most famous for his account of his travels from 1160-1173.

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Benjamin of Tudela ranks 75 out of 405Before him are John Davis, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Richard E. Byrd, Bjarni Herjólfsson, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. After him are Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Frederick Cook, Willem Janszoon, Yaqut al-Hamawi, Sebastian Cabot, and Charles Marie de La Condamine.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1130, Benjamin of Tudela ranks 9Before him are Saint Rosalia, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, Géza II of Hungary, Toghrul, and Charles VII of Sweden. After him are Magnus II of Sweden, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Theobald V, Count of Blois, Constantine Manasses, Euphrosyne of Kiev, and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne. Among people deceased in 1173, Benjamin of Tudela ranks 2Before him is Petronilla of Aragon. After him are Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Bolesław IV the Curly, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Matthew, Count of Boulogne.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Benjamin of Tudela ranks 257 out of 2,595Before him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Reccared I (510), Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), and Francisco de Vitoria (1483). After him are Eleanor of Navarre (1426), Felipe González (1942), Juan Pujol García (1912), Eduardo Chillida (1924), Joseph of Anchieta (1534), and Prudentius (348).

Among EXPLORERS In Spain

Among explorers born in Spain, Benjamin of Tudela ranks 12Before him are Francisco de Orellana (1511), Diego de Almagro (1475), Hernando de Soto (1500), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), and Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488). After him are Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510), Lope de Aguirre (1518), Pánfilo de Narváez (1478), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), Gonzalo Pizarro (1510), and Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542).