Isaac Abarbanel

1437 - 1508

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Isaac ben Judah Abarbanel (Hebrew: יצחק בן יהודה אברבנאל‎;‎ 1437–1508), commonly referred to as Abarbanel (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 93,883 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Isaac Abarbanel is the 344th most popular philosopher (down from 318th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Portugal (down from 66th 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 344 out of 1,089Before him are Haji Bektash Veli, Hwang Jini, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Moses Hess, and Juan Luis Vives. After him are Judith Butler, Miskawayh, Strato of Lampsacus, Johann Georg Hamann, Ronald Dworkin, and Edgar Morin.

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Among people born in 1437, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 2Before him is Elizabeth Woodville. After him are Elizabeth of Austria, Isabella of Bourbon, John IV, Duke of Bavaria, 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, Philip, Elector Palatine, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Radu IV the Great, and Nilus of Sora.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 71 out of 479Before him are Afonso VI of Portugal (1643), Constance of Aragon (1179), Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397), Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal (1699), Catherine of Braganza (1638), and José Manuel Barroso (1956). After him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Beatrice of Portugal (1373), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), Peter III of Portugal (1717), Diego Columbus (1479), and Francisco de Almeida (1450).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Portugal

Among philosophers born in Portugal, Isaac Abarbanel ranks 3Before him are Orosius (375) and Uriel da Costa (1585).