Hasdai ibn Shaprut

910 - 975

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Hasdai (Abu Yusuf ben Yitzhak ben Ezra) ibn Shaprut (Hebrew: חסדאי אבן שפרוט; Arabic: حسداي بن شبروط, Abu Yussuf ibn Shaprut) born about 915 at Jaén, Spain; died about 970 at Córdoba, Andalusia, was a Jewish scholar, physician, diplomat, and patron of science. His father, Isaac ben Ezra, was a wealthy and learned Jew of Jaén. Hasdai acquired in his youth a thorough knowledge of Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin, the latter being known only to the higher clergy of Spain at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hasdai ibn Shaprut has received more than 128,426 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Hasdai ibn Shaprut is the 203rd most popular physician (up from 224th in 2019), the 471st most popular biography from Spain (up from 493rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Physician.

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Among physicians, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 203 out of 726Before him are Neferkare Neby, Albert Calmette, Ludwig Guttmann, Waldemar Hoven, Zhang Zhongjing, and Bernardino Ramazzini. After him are Asclepiades of Bithynia, Emil du Bois-Reymond, Li Shizhen, David H. Hubel, Thomas Willis, and Ernst-Günther Schenck.

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Among people born in 910, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 6Before him are Pope Benedict VII, Pope John XI, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Eadgyth, and Gunnbjörn Ulfsson. After him are William III, Duke of Aquitaine, Nilus the Younger, Fernán González of Castile, Theobald I, Count of Blois, Helena Lekapene, and Gunnhild, Mother of Kings. Among people deceased in 975, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 4Before him are Gwangjong of Goryeo, Edgar the Peaceful, and Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah. After him are Olof Björnsson, Theobald I, Count of Blois, and Adikavi Pampa.

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Among people born in Spain, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 471 out of 3,355Before him are Quini (1949), Liuva I (550), Ildefonsus (607), Rafael Moneo (1937), Diego, Prince of Asturias (1575), and Joanot Martorell (1415). After him are Isabella of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1283), Galswintha (540), Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder (30), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), Eleanor of Navarre (1426), and Maslama al-Majriti (950).


Among physicians born in Spain, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 6Before him are Michael Servetus (1509), Al-Zahrawi (936), Ibn Zuhr (1091), Joseph Calasanz (1556), and Severo Ochoa (1905). After him are Leander of Seville (534), Petrus Alphonsi (1062), Nicolás Monardes (1508), Gregorio Marañón (1887), Concepción Aleixandre (1862), and Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900).