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 98,415 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Moses ben Jacob Cordovero is the 1,119th most popular religious figure, the 149th most popular biography from Israel and the 55th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 1,119 out of 2,272Before him are Abo of Tiflis, Dom Justo Takayama, Saint Chrysogonus, Violet Brown, Dayananda Saraswati, and Jubal. After him are Jayadeva, Theodulf of Orléans, John Ball, Anan ben David, Tatiana of Rome, and George Sphrantzes.

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Among people born in 1522, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 10Before him are Lodovico Ferrari, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, Ulisse Aldrovandi, and Joachim du Bellay. After him are Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Dirck Coornhert, and Martin Chemnitz. Among people deceased in 1570, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 9Before him are Francesco Primaticcio, Yi Hwang, Philibert de l'Orme, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Paris Bordone, and Frans Floris. After him are João de Barros, Tielman Susato, Johann Walter, Daniele Barbaro, Pietro Loredan, and Hieronymus Cock.

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Among people born in Israel, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 149 out of 389Before him are Ilan Ramon (1954), Yaacov Agam (1928), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Jonathan Apphus (-200), Mariam Baouardy (1846), and Shoghi Effendi (1897). After him are Lusius Quietus (100), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Gal Gadot (1985), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), Sirhan Sirhan (1944), and Chaim Topol (1935).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero ranks 55Before him are Philip the Evangelist (100), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Canaan (null), Zephaniah (null), Mariam Baouardy (1846), and Shoghi Effendi (1897). After him are Michel Sabbah (1933) and Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843).