1194 - 1270

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Moses ben Nachman (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה בֶּן־נָחְמָן Mōše ben-Nāḥmān, "Moses son of Nachman"; 1194–1270), commonly known as Nachmanides (; Greek: Ναχμανίδης Nakhmanídēs), and also referred to by the acronym Ramban (; רמב״ן‎) and by the contemporary nickname Bonastruc ça Porta (Catalan: [ˌbɔnəsˈtɾuk sə ˈpɔrtə]; literally "Mazel Tov near the Gate", see astruc), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Catalan rabbi, philosopher, physician, kabbalist, and biblical commentator. He was raised, studied, and lived for most of his life in Girona, Catalonia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nachmanides has received more than 331,807 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Nachmanides is the 362nd most popular philosopher (down from 355th in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from Spain (down from 259th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Nachmanides is most famous for his commentary on the Torah.

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Over the past year Nachmanides has had the most page views in the with 56,443 views, followed by Hebrew (40,670), and Spanish (9,689). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (222.37%), Polish (102.66%), and Alemannic (55.22%)


Among philosophers, Nachmanides ranks 362 out of 1,267Before him are Strato of Lampsacus, Edward de Bono, Macrobius, Wilhelm Windelband, Han Yu, and Pompeia Plotina. After him are Stilpo, Alexandre Koyré, René Girard, Alexandre Kojève, Ban Zhao, and John Searle.

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Among people born in 1194, Nachmanides ranks 3Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Rusudan of Georgia. After him are Muhammad I of Granada, Hugh I of Cyprus, Ezzelino III da Romano, Jacopo Contarini, and Margaret, Marchioness of Namur. Among people deceased in 1270, Nachmanides ranks 3Before him are Louis IX of France, and Béla IV of Hungary. After him are Margaret of Hungary, Theobald II of Navarre, Tannhäuser, Maria Laskarina, Shvarn, John Tristan, Count of Valois, Toros Roslin, Si Inthrathit, and David VII of Georgia.

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Among people born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 269 out of 3,355Before him are Lluís Companys (1882), Iker Casillas (1981), Pompeia Plotina (65), Ruy López de Segura (1530), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), and Muhammad I of Córdoba (823). After him are Chindasuinth (563), Carlos Sainz (1962), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Hisham II (965), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), and Jorge Semprún (1923).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 16Before him are Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), Juan Luis Vives (1492), and Pompeia Plotina (65). After him are George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), Hasdai Crescas (1340), Luis de Molina (1535), María Zambrano (1904), and Joseph Albo (1380).