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Moses ben Nahman (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה בֶּן־נָחְמָן‎ Mōšeh ben-Nāḥmān, "Moses son of Nahman"; 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 195,646 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nachmanides is the 382nd most popular philosopher (up from 390th in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Spain (up from 293rd 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 382 out of 1,089Before him are Gershom Scholem, Ramanuja, Mulla Sadra, Yuri Lotman, Alexandre Kojève, and Saadia Gaon. After him are Nasir Khusraw, Guan Zhong, Richard Avenarius, Cleobulus, Otto Neurath, and Julius Caesar Scaliger.

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

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Among people born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 280 out of 2,595Before him are Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907), Jorge Semprún (1923), La Belle Otero (1868), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), and Manuel Castells (1942). After him are Lluís Llach (1948), Lope de Aguirre (1518), Pánfilo de Narváez (1478), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Berengaria of Castile (1180), and Sancho III of Castile (1134).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Nachmanides ranks 17Before him are Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Francisco Suárez (1548), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), Juan Luis Vives (1492), Francisco de Vitoria (1483), and Pompeia Plotina (65). After him are George Santayana (1863), Francisco Ferrer (1859), Hasdai Crescas (1340), Luis de Molina (1535), Domingo de Soto (1494), and María Zambrano (1904).