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Saadia Gaon

882 - 942

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Saʻadiah ben Yosef Gaon (Arabic: سعيد بن يوسف الفيومي Saʻīd bin Yūsuf al-Fayyūmi; Hebrew: סַעֲדְיָה בֶּן יוֹסֵף אַלְפַיּוּמִי גָּאוֹן Saʿăḏyāh ben Yōsēf al-Fayyūmī Gāʾōn; alternative English names: Rabbeinu Sa'adiah Gaon ("our Rabbi [the] Saadia Gaon"), often abbreviated RSG (RaSaG); Saadia b. Joseph; Saadia ben Joseph; Saadia ben Joseph of Faym; or Saadia ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi; 882/892 – 942) was a prominent rabbi, gaon, Jewish philosopher, and exegete who was active in the Abbasid Caliphate. Saadia is the first important rabbinic figure to write extensively in Judeo-Arabic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saadia Gaon has received more than 318,890 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Saadia Gaon is the 389th most popular philosopher (down from 381st in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 160th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

Saadia Gaon was a rabbi, philosopher, and scientist who lived in the 10th century. He is most famous for his work on the Hebrew language and for his translation of the Torah into Arabic.

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Among philosophers, Saadia Gaon ranks 389 out of 1,081Before him are Maurice Halbwachs, Abu Yusuf, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Siger of Brabant, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, and Paul Tillich. After him are Karl Rahner, John of Salisbury, Johannes Althusius, Guan Zhong, Han Yu, and Eubulides.

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Among people born in 882, Saadia Gaon ranks 1After him are Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid and Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona. Among people deceased in 942, Saadia Gaon ranks 3Before him are Pope Stephen VIII and William Longsword. After him are Odo of Cluny, Fulk I, Count of Anjou, and Pietro Participazio.

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Among people born in Egypt, Saadia Gaon ranks 177 out of 582Before him are Bintanath (-1300), Cleopatra Selene of Syria (-130), Taha Hussein (1889), John Philoponus (490), Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853), and Neferirkare Kakai (-2483). After him are Cleopatra Thea (-164), Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Antipope Dioscorus (500), Tetisheri (-1600), Ahmose (-1504), and Shepseskare (-2450).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Saadia Gaon ranks 9Before him are Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Philo (-15), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Ammonius Saccas (175), and John Philoponus (490). After him are Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Valentinus (100), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), and Julius Pollux (200).