Hisdai ibn Shaprut

Full name: 
Ḥisdai Abu Yusuf ben Isaac ben Ezra ibn Shaprut
Arabic name: 
חסדאי אבן שפרוט
Date of birth: 
912
Date of death: 
961

Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut was Jewish physician, translator, and political figure who helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and who was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations.

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