Ibn Tibbon, Judah ben Saul

Ibn Tibbon, Judah ben Saul

biographical name

(born 1120, Granada, Spain—died c. 1190, Marseille) Jewish physician and translator. Persecutions of the Jews forced him to flee Spain, and he settled in southern France in 1150 to practice medicine. His translations of philosophical works by Arabic-speaking Jews helped disseminate Arabic and Greek culture in medieval Europe. His son and grandson were also noted scholars and translators.

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