Shneur Zalman of Liadi

1745 - 1812

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Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי, September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S. / 18 Elul 5505 – 24 Tevet 5573), was an influential Lithuanian Jewish rabbi and the founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism, then based in Liadi in Grand Duchy of Lithuania and later in the Grodno Governorate of the Russian Empire. He was the author of many works, and is best known for Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Tanya, and his Siddur Torah Or compiled according to the Nusach Ari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shneur Zalman of Liadi has received more than 240,208 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Shneur Zalman of Liadi is the 595th most popular philosopher, the 52nd most popular biography from Belarus and the most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Shneur Zalman of Liadi ranks 595 out of 1,081Before him are Zisi, Eknath, Abhinavagupta, Jan Patočka, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Mary Parker Follett. After him are Alexander of Hales, Kanada, Constantin von Tischendorf, Silvia Federici, Maurice Blondel, and Paul Nizan.

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Among people born in 1745, Shneur Zalman of Liadi ranks 19Before him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Şahin Giray, Mihrişah Sultan, Casimir Pulaski, George Atwood, and Olaudah Equiano. After him are Gregory V of Constantinople, Denis Fonvizin, Jens Juel, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, and Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1812, Shneur Zalman of Liadi ranks 8Before him are Pyotr Bagration, Emanuel Schikaneder, Sacagawea, Étienne-Louis Malus, George Clinton, and Jan Ladislav Dussek. After him are Carl Ludwig Willdenow, Marianna Martines, Spencer Perceval, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Duke George of Oldenburg, and Franz Anton Hoffmeister.

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Among people born in Belarus, Shneur Zalman of Liadi ranks 52 out of 330Before him are Otto Schmidt (1891), Vasil Bykaŭ (1924), Yakov Zeldovich (1914), Ignacy Domeyko (1802), Alexander Orlov (1895), and Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł (1515). After him are Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), Vseslav of Polotsk (1029), Paul Baran (1926), Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841), Yevno Azef (1869), and Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł (1512).


Among philosophers born in Belarus, Shneur Zalman of Liadi ranks 1After him are Salomon Maimon (1754), Kazimierz Łyszczyński (1634), Anna Tumarkin (1875), and Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903).