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Moses ben Maimon (1138–1204), commonly known as Maimonides () and also referred to by the acronym Rambam (Hebrew: רמב״ם), was a Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician, serving as the personal physician of Saladin. Born in Córdoba, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain), on Passover eve, 1138 (or 1135), he worked as a rabbi, physician and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maimonides has received more than 2,955,687 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Maimonides is the 89th most popular religious figure (down from 73rd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Spain and the 3rd most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Maimonides is most famous for his writings on Jewish law, such as the Mishneh Torah and the Guide for the Perplexed.

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Among religious figures, Maimonides ranks 89 out of 2,238Before him are Philip the Apostle, Pope Benedict XV, Jude the Apostle, Saint Anne, Pope Paul III, and Pope Leo XIII. After him are Teresa of Ávila, Saint Lawrence, Methuselah, Elisha, Pope Innocent III, and Saint Dominic.

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Among people born in 1138, Maimonides ranks 2Before him is Saladin. After him are Tancred, King of Sicily, Abu Yaqub Yusuf, Casimir II the Just, Hōjō Tokimasa, Giraut de Bornelh, and Conan IV, Duke of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1204, Maimonides ranks 1After him are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isaac II Angelos, Alexios IV Angelos, Alexios V Doukas, Emeric, King of Hungary, Nicholas Kanabos, Haakon III of Norway, Ban Kulin, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Minamoto no Yoriie, and Berthold, Duke of Merania.

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Among people born in Spain, Maimonides ranks 24 out of 2,932Before him are Francisco Pizarro (1478), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Joanna of Castile (1479), Joan Miró (1893), and Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Lawrence (225), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Saint Dominic (1170), Francis Xavier (1506), and Charles II of Spain (1661).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Maimonides ranks 3Before him are Ignatius of Loyola (1491) and Pope Alexander VI (1431). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Lawrence (225), Saint Dominic (1170), Francis Xavier (1506), Pope Callixtus III (1379), John of the Cross (1542), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), Vincent of Saragossa (300), and Josemaría Escrivá (1902).