Isaac Abarbanel

1437 - 1508

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Isaac ben Judah Abarbanel (Hebrew: יצחק בן יהודה אברבנאל;‎ 1437–1508), commonly referred to as Abarbanel (Hebrew: אַבַּרבְּנְאֵל; also spelled Abravanel, Avravanel or Abrabanel), was a Portuguese Jewish statesman, philosopher, Bible commentator, and financier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Abarbanel has received more than 192,882 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Isaac Abarbanel is the 352nd most popular philosopher (down from 312th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 67th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Portuguese Philosopher.

Isaac Abarbanel was a Jewish scholar and statesman who lived in Portugal during the time of the Inquisition. He is most famous for writing a book called "The Defense of the Jews" which is a response to the anti-semitic book "The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain" by the Spanish writer Nicholas de Sant'Anna.

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Among philosophers, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 352 out of 1,267Before him are Hipparchia of Maroneia, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Günther Anders, Maurice Halbwachs, Otto Neurath, and Pietro Pomponazzi. After him are Haji Bektash Veli, Juan Luis Vives, Jacques Rancière, Strato of Lampsacus, Edward de Bono, and Macrobius.

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Among people born in 1437, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth Woodville, and Elizabeth of Austria. After him are Isabella of Bourbon, John IV, Duke of Bavaria, Annius of Viterbo, and Filippo Buonaccorsi. Among people deceased in 1508, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 3Before him are Ludovico Sforza, and Beatrice of Naples. After him are René II, Duke of Lorraine, Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Conrad Celtes, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Philip, Elector Palatine, Radu IV the Great, Nephon II of Constantinople, Nilus of Sora, and Lourenço de Almeida.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 77 out of 633Before him are Barbara of Portugal (1711), Francisco de Almeida (1450), Uriel da Costa (1585), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), Diego Columbus (1479), and Marcelo Caetano (1906). After him are Constance of Aragon (1179), Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397), Tristão da Cunha (1460), Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Theresa, Countess of Portugal (1080), and Antonio Damasio (1944).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Portugal

Among philosophers born in Portugal, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 3Before him are Orosius (375), and Uriel da Costa (1585). After him are Pedro da Fonseca (1528), and Eduardo Lourenço (1923).