Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides): (1135-1204) Philosopher and Theologian
Maimonides, born March 30, 1135, in Cordoba, Spain, was known in rabbinical literature as "Rambam."
Maimonides was a strict rationalist, producing numerous treatises that were translated from the Arabic into Hebrew and Latin and helped spread his fame in the West. He wrote the two monumental works upon which his fame chiefly rests, the Mishneh Torah (compiled 1180) and the Guide of the Perplexed (1190).
No spiritual leader of the Jewish people in the post-talmudic period has exercised such an influence both in his own and subsequent generations. Maimonides died on March 30, 1135 in Egypt.
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