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Shlomo Yitzchaki (Hebrew: רבי שלמה יצחקי‎; Latin: Salomon Isaacides; French: Salomon de Troyes, 22 February 1040 – 13 July 1105), generally known by the acronym Rashi, was a medieval French rabbi, the author of comprehensive commentaries on the Talmud and Hebrew Bible. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise and lucid fashion, Rashi's commentaries appeal to both learned scholars and beginning students, and his works remain a centerpiece of contemporary Torah study. A large fraction of rabbinic literature published since the Middle Ages discusses Rashi, either using his view as supporting evidence or debating against it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashi has received more than 1,106,083 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Rashi is the 516th most popular religious figure (down from 493rd in 2019), the 557th most popular biography from France (down from 537th in 2019) and the 29th most popular French Religious Figure.

Rashi is most famous for his commentary on the Bible.

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  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Rashi has had the most page views in the with 146,829 views, followed by Hebrew (59,626), and French (37,641). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Interlingua (55.58%), Serbian (51.65%), and Serbo-Croatian (49.28%)


Among religious figures, Rashi ranks 516 out of 3,187Before him are Malachi, Pope Victor I, Simeon, Saint Florian, Jehoshaphat, and Saint Menas. After him are Tamar, Abbas ibn Ali, Suger, Desmond Tutu, Theodore of Amasea, and Saint Rosalia.

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Among people born in 1040, Rashi ranks 2Before him is Alfonso VI of León and Castile. After him are Géza I of Hungary, John Skylitzes, Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad, Ida of Lorraine, Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, Ivo of Chartres, Elimar I, Count of Oldenburg, Håkan the Red, Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine, and Herman I of Baden. Among people deceased in 1105, Rashi ranks 2Before him is Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse. After him are Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Inge the Elder, Malik-Shah II, Simon of Sicily, Sukjong of Goryeo, Anna Dalassene, Judith of Swabia, Huang Tingjian, and Adrianos Komnenos.

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Among people born in France, Rashi ranks 557 out of 6,770Before him are Jules Michelet (1798), René Laennec (1781), France Gall (1947), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Louise de La Vallière (1644), and Maurice Utrillo (1883). After him are Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Suger (1080), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Philippe Pinel (1745), and Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464).


Among religious figures born in France, Rashi ranks 29Before him are Jacques de Molay (1243), Pope Nicholas II (990), John Vianney (1786), Genevieve (423), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), and Charles de Foucauld (1858). After him are Suger (1080), Peter the Hermit (1050), Luigi Lucheni (1873), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Hugues de Payens (1074), and Ansgar (801).