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Moses ben Jacob Cordovero

1522 - 1570

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Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (Hebrew: משה קורדובירו Moshe Kordovero ‎; 1522–1570) was a central figure in the historical development of Kabbalah, leader of a mystical school in 16th-century Safed, Ottoman Syria. He is known by the acronym the Ramak (Hebrew: רמ״ק). After the Medieval flourishing of Kabbalah, centered on the Zohar, attempts were made to give a complete intellectual system to its theology, such as by Meir ibn Gabbai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses ben Jacob Cordovero has received more than 133,740 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Moses ben Jacob Cordovero is the 1,182nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,118th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Israel (down from 148th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 1,182 out of 2,238Before him are Eustathius of Antioch, Ibn Asakir, Georg Ratzinger, Daniel the Stylite, Pier Giorgio Frassati, and Anna Vyrubova. After him are Benno, Anandi Gopal Joshi, Pierre de Castelnau, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Filaret, and Ram.

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Among people born in 1522, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 12Before him are Ulisse Aldrovandi, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, Joachim du Bellay, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, and Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans. After him are Shibata Katsuie, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Catherine of Ricci, Honoré I, Lord of Monaco, Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Dirck Coornhert. Among people deceased in 1570, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 8Before him are Francesco Melzi, Francesco Primaticcio, Yi Hwang, Paris Bordone, Philibert de l'Orme, and João de Barros. After him are Frans Floris, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, Tielman Susato, Diego Ortiz, and Daniele Barbaro.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 151 out of 430Before him are Valerius Gratus (-50), Yigael Yadin (1917), Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947), Angelus of Jerusalem (1185), Ivry Gitlis (1922), and Sirhan Sirhan (1944). After him are Procopius of Scythopolis (250), Lusius Quietus (100), Aristobulus II (null), Benny Gantz (1959), Yaacov Agam (1928), and Wadie Haddad (1927).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 52Before him are Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Al-Tabarani (873), Saint Petronilla (50), Shoghi Effendi (1897), and Angelus of Jerusalem (1185). After him are Procopius of Scythopolis (250), John of Patmos (50), Michel Sabbah (1933), and Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843).