Moses de León

1250 - 1305

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Moses de León (c. 1240 – 1305), known in Hebrew as Moshe ben Shem-Tov (משה בן שם-טוב די-ליאון‎), was a Spanish rabbi and Kabbalist who is considered the composer or redactor of the Zohar. It is a matter of controversy if the Zohar is his own work, or if he took traditions going back to Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and committed them to writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses de León has received more than 73,555 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Moses de León is the 4,910th most popular politician (up from 5,050th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 453rd in 2019) and the 162nd most popular Spanish Politician.

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Among politicians, Moses de León ranks 4,910 out of 15,710Before him are Ansegisel, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro. After him are Wilhelm Stuckart, Peter II of Sicily, Benny Gantz, Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, William the Lion, and Carl Bildt.

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Among people born in 1250, Moses de León ranks 11Before him are Kitbuqa, Alaeddin Pasha, Marguerite Porete, Al-Muazzam Turanshah, Oghul Qaimish, and Robert II, Count of Artois. After him are Pietro d'Abano, Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of Sicily, John Tristan, Count of Valois, Sancho of Majorca, Matteo I Visconti, and Vykintas. Among people deceased in 1305, Moses de León ranks 7Before him are William Wallace, Joan I of Navarre, John IV Laskaris, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, Roger de Flor, and Guy, Count of Flanders. After him are Roger of Lauria, Nicholas of Tolentino, Jean de Meun, Maximus Planudes, Emperor Kameyama, and John II, Duke of Brittany.

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Among people born in Spain, Moses de León ranks 442 out of 2,595Before him are Egica (610), Rafael Alberti (1902), Galswintha (540), Achila II (695), Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus (1814), and Pedro Casaldáliga (1928). After him are José María Aznar (1953), Sisebut (565), Raúl (1977), Rafael Moneo (1937), Thérésa Tallien (1773), and Pedro Sánchez (1972).


Among politicians born in Spain, Moses de León ranks 162Before him are Eleanor de Guzmán (1310), García Ramírez of Navarre (1110), Egica (610), Galswintha (540), Achila II (695), and Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus (1814). After him are José María Aznar (1953), Sisebut (565), Pedro Sánchez (1972), Hosius of Corduba (256), Ali ibn Yusuf (1083), and Suintila (594).