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Isaac Luria

1534 - 1572

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Isaac ben Solomon Luria Ashkenazi (1534 – July 25, 1572) (Hebrew: יִצְחָק בן שלמה לוּרְיָא אשכנזי Yitzhak Ben Sh'lomo Lurya Ashkenazi), commonly known in Jewish religious circles as "Ha'ARI" (meaning "The Lion"), "Ha'ARI Hakadosh" (the holy ARI) or "ARIZaL" (the ARI of Blessed Memory (Zikhrono Livrakha)), was a leading rabbi and Jewish mystic in the community of Safed in the Galilee region of Ottoman Syria, now Israel. He is considered the father of contemporary Kabbalah, his teachings being referred to as Lurianic Kabbalah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Luria has received more than 488,978 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Isaac Luria is the 633rd most popular religious figure (down from 618th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Israel (up from 97th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Isaac Luria was a Russian-born American biochemist who is most famous for the discovery of the structure of thyroxine and the first to synthesize cortisone.

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Among religious figures, Isaac Luria ranks 633 out of 2,238Before him are Holofernes, Norbert of Xanten, Margot Frank, Huineng, Peter Lombard, and Epiphanius of Salamis. After him are Charles Taze Russell, Pontius Pilate's wife, Isaac of Nineveh, William Tyndale, Je Tsongkhapa, and Basilios Bessarion.

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Among people born in 1534, Isaac Luria ranks 5Before him are Oda Nobunaga, Orlande de Lassus, Frederick II of Denmark, and Myeongjong of Joseon. After him are Joseph of Anchieta, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Lautaro, Guru Ram Das, Giovanni de' Bardi, and Robert Garnier. Among people deceased in 1572, Isaac Luria ranks 10Before him are Şah Sultan, Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, and John Knox. After him are Longqing Emperor, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Archduchess Barbara of Austria, François Clouet, Petrus Ramus, and Miguel López de Legazpi.

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Among people born in Israel, Isaac Luria ranks 89 out of 430Before him are Amaziah of Judah (-802), Ahaziah of Israel (-870), Pope Theodore I (600), Manasseh (-709), Nicodemus (-50), and Epiphanius of Salamis (315). After him are Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Berenice (28), Uri Geller (1946), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Unas (-2400), and Zephaniah (-701).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Isaac Luria ranks 40Before him are Simeon (null), Rabbi Akiva (50), Penitent thief (-18), Pope Theodore I (600), Nicodemus (-50), and Epiphanius of Salamis (315). After him are Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Zephaniah (-701), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Canaan (null), Philip the Evangelist (100), and Simeon of Jerusalem (100).