Nachman of Breslov

1772 - 1810

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Nachman of Breslov (Hebrew: נחמן מברסלב‎), also known as Reb Nachman of Bratslav, Reb Nachman Breslover (Yiddish: רבי נחמן ברעסלאווער‎), Nachman from Uman (April 4, 1772 – October 16, 1810), was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Reb Nachman, a great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, revived the Hasidic movement by combining the esoteric secrets of Judaism (the Kabbalah) with in-depth Torah scholarship. He attracted thousands of followers during his lifetime, and his influence continues today through many Hasidic movements such as Breslov Hasidism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nachman of Breslov has received more than 398,034 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Nachman of Breslov is the 648th most popular religious figure (up from 661st in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 95th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Religious Figure.

Nachman of Breslov is most famous for his teachings on the importance of joy in Judaism. He believed that joy in Judaism is not an emotion, but rather a way of life. Nachman taught that one should not only be happy when they are experiencing joy, but should also be happy when they are experiencing pain.

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Among religious figures, Nachman of Breslov ranks 648 out of 2,272Before him are Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Karekin II, Romuald, John of Capistrano, Obadiah, and Athenagoras of Athens. After him are Pope Leo VIII, Muadh ibn Jabal, Hannah, Eulalia of Mérida, Karmapa, and Papias of Hierapolis.

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Among people born in 1772, Nachman of Breslov ranks 10Before him are William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Schlegel, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ram Mohan Roy, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. After him are Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1810, Nachman of Breslov ranks 6Before him are Henry Cavendish, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Marie Joséphine of Savoy. After him are Chevalier d'Éon, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Andrianampoinimerina, and Andreas Hofer.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Nachman of Breslov ranks 83 out of 913Before him are Daniel of Galicia (1201), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Oleg Blokhin (1952), Larisa Latynina (1934), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Clarice Lispector (1920). After him are Lee Strasberg (1901), Sergey Bubka (1963), Sonia Delaunay (1885), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Yaropolk I of Kiev (955), and Vladimir Ivashko (1932).


Among religious figures born in Ukraine, Nachman of Breslov ranks 2Before him are Baal Shem Tov (1700). After him are Jacob Frank (1726), Josaphat Kuntsevych (1580), Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Theodosius of Kiev (1029), Filaret (1929), Lubomyr Husar (1933), Hilarion of Kiev (990), John of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896), Dimitry of Rostov (1651), and Marian Jaworski (1926).