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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 (literally "Mazel Tov near the Gate", see astruc), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Sephardic 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 257,160 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Nachmanides is the 359th most popular philosopher (up from 382nd in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from Spain (up from 280th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Nachmanides is most famous for his commentary on the Torah.

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Among philosophers, Nachmanides ranks 359 out of 1,081Before him are Judith Butler, J. L. Austin, Pompeia Plotina, Wilhelm Windelband, Euclid of Megara, and René Girard. After him are Uriel da Costa, Macrobius, Alexandre Kojève, Mulla Sadra, Ronald Dworkin, and Edward de Bono.

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Among people born in 1194, Nachmanides ranks 2Before him is Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Muhammad I of Granada, Rusudan of Georgia, Ezzelino III da Romano, Hugh I of Cyprus, and Jacopo Contarini. Among people deceased in 1270, Nachmanides ranks 4Before him are Louis IX of France, Béla IV of Hungary, and Margaret of Hungary. After him are Tannhäuser, Maria Laskarina, Theobald II of Navarre, Shvarn, Isabelle of France, John Tristan, Count of Valois, Hethum I, King of Armenia, and Si Inthrathit.

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Among people born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 259 out of 2,932Before him are Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542), Ibn al-Baitar (1197), Matilde Camus (1919), Pompeia Plotina (65), Benjamin of Tudela (1130), and Alfonso I of Asturias (693). After him are Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Carles Puyol (1978), Eleanor of Castile (1241), Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), and Eleanor of Toledo (1522).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 17Before him are Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), 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 Melchor Cano (1509).