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Shimon bar Yochai (Aramaic: רבי שמעון בר יוחאי, Rabbi Shimon bar Yoḥai), also known by his acronym Rashbi, was a 2nd-century tannaitic sage in ancient Judea, said to be active after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. He was one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva, and attributed by many Orthodox Jews with the authorship of the Zohar, the chief work of Kabbalah. In addition, the important legal works called Sifre and Mekhilta are attributed to him (not to be confused with the Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael, of which much of the text is the same). In the Mishnah, in which he is the fourth-most mentioned sage, he is referred to as simply "Rabbi Shimon" (with one exception, Hagigah 1:7). In the baraita, midrash and gemara his name occurs either as R. Shimon or as R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shimon bar Yochai has received more than 112,509 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 18 in 2019). Shimon bar Yochai is the 3,492nd most popular politician (down from 3,392nd in 2019).

Shimon bar yochai is most famous for being a rabbi who was alive during the time of the Roman Empire. He is also known for being the author of the Zohar, a book of Jewish mysticism.

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Among politicians, Shimon bar Yochai ranks 3,492 out of 15,710Before him are Oleg Penkovsky, Jehoahaz of Israel, Augustin Robespierre, Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, and Go of Balhae. After him are Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Munmu of Silla, Frederick I of Württemberg, John I Albert, Martin I of Sicily, and Xanthippus.

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Among people born in 1, Shimon bar Yochai ranks 16Before him are Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, Locusta, and Vologases I of Parthia. After him are Sextus Afranius Burrus, Joanna, wife of Chuza, Nicanor the Deacon, Silbannacus, and Caesarius of Africa. Among people deceased in 160, Shimon bar Yochai ranks 2Before him is Marcion of Sinope. After him are Valentinus and Marcus Cornelius Fronto.

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