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Moses Maimonides

Maimonides, Moses (Solomon ben Maimon; 1135–1204), medieval rabbi, physician, and Jewish philosopher. Born in Muslim Spain, his family was driven to Egypt under persecution, where Maimonides became renowned as court physician to Saladin. Two of his major works were the Mishneh Torah (Strong Hand; 1180), a codification of Jewish doctrine, and Guide to the Perplexed (1190), in which he attempted to interpret Jewish tradition in Aristotelian terms. His work influenced many Jewish and Christian thinkers.

See also: Philosophy.

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