- Name: Maimonides
- Died: 12/12/1204
- Born: 30 March or 6 April 1135, , Possibly born 28 March or 4 April 1138
Moses ben Maimon, commonly known as Maimonides (// my-MON-i-deez) and also referred to by the acronym Rambam (Hebrew: רמב״ם?), was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician. Born in Córdoba, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover eve, 1138, he worked as a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. He died in Egypt on December 12, 1204, whence his body was taken to the lower Galilee and buried in Tiberias.
Notable Works: Mishneh Torah, The Guide for the Perplexed
Birth Place: Córdoba, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain)
Death Place: Fostat, Ayyubid Sultanate (present-day Egypt)