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 last-named language being at that time known only to the higher clergy of Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hasdai ibn Shaprut has received more than 91,972 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Hasdai ibn Shaprut is the 187th most popular physician (up from 220th in 2019), the 408th most popular biography from Spain (up from 459th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Physician.

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Among physicians, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 187 out of 509Before him are Li Shizhen, Franciscus Sylvius, Fritz Klein, Charles Brenton Huggins, Sushruta, and Thomas Bartholin. After him are Jean-Baptiste Denys, Leander of Seville, Johann Weyer, Werner Haase, Henry Heimlich, and James Lind.

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Among people born in 910, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 4Before him are Pope John XI, Pope Benedict VII, and Gunnbjörn Ulfsson. After him are Gunnhild, Mother of Kings, Eadgyth, William III, Duke of Aquitaine, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Fernán González of Castile, Helena Lekapene, Theobald I, Count of Blois, and Andregoto Galíndez. 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 and Theobald I, Count of Blois.

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Among people born in Spain, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 408 out of 2,595Before him are Dulce of Aragon (1160), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), Juan Negrín (1892), Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile (1403), Ordoño II of León (873), and Fernando Hierro (1968). After him are Francesc Macià (1859), Constanza Manuel (1315), Tito Vilanova (1968), Andrés Nin Pérez (1892), María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (1880), and Leander of Seville (534).


Among physicians born in Spain, Hasdai ibn Shaprut ranks 6Before him are Michael Servetus (1509), Al-Zahrawi (936), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Ibn Zuhr (1091), and Joseph Calasanz (1556). After him are Leander of Seville (534), Severo Ochoa (1905), Margarita Salas (1938), and Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900).