100 Most Influential Jews of All Times

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Philosophers & Theologians
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Philosophers & Theologians
Hillel (ca. 70 B.C.E.-10 C.E.) - theologian and religious leader, the founder of a dynasty of Sages.
Philo of Alexandria (Philo Judaeus) (20 B.C.E.-40 C.E.) - hellenized Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt, included in his philosophy both Greek philosophy and Judaism.
Flavius Josephus (ca.38-ca.100 C.E.) - historian, recorded the Destruction of Jerusalem.
Rashi (1040-1105) - rabbinical commentator.
Maimonides (1135-1204) - rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Spain, Morocco and Egypt during the Middle Ages.
Isaac Luria (1534-1572) - kabbalist.
Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) - Dutch philosopher of Jewish origin, considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy and one of the definitive ethicists.
The Baal Shem Tov (1700-1790) - religious reformer, mystical rabbi considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism.
Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) - German Jewish philosopher attributed with the renaissance of European Jews.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) - philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1936) - neurologist and psychiatrist, commonly referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis".
Henri-Louis Bergson (1859-1941) - philosopher, interested in metaphysics, irrationality, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics.
Martin Buber (1878-1965) - philosopher, theologian, social activist.
Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) - a political philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the 20th century.
Scientists
Sigmund Freud (1856-1936) - neurologist and psychiatrist, commonly referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis".
Alfred Adler (1870-1937) - medical doctor and psychologist, founder of the school of individual psychology.
Albert Einstein 1879-1955 - physicist, widely considered to be one of the greatest physicists of all time, best known for his theory of relativity.
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Noam Chomsky (1928- ) linguist, psychologist, humanitarian, the eighth most cited scholar in any time period.
Gregori Perelman (1966- )- mathematician, solved in the affirmative the famous Poincaré conjecture.
Writers
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) - greatest German romantic poet, remembered for selections of his lyric poetry.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) - a French intellectual, novelist, essayist and critic, best known as the author of In Search of Lost Time.
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Anne Frank (1929-1945) - wrote a diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Josef Brodsky (1940-1996) - Russian-born poet and essayist, won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Politicians/Leaders/Public Figures
Jesus of Nazareth (ca. 4 B.C.E. - ca. 30 C.E.) - the central figure of Christianity.
Saul of Tarsus (Saint Paul) (4 - 64 C.E.) - the most notable of Early Christian missionaries.
Simon Bar Kokhba ( - fl. 135 C.E.) - general, the leader of Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE.
Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) - a Jewish rabbi and Kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah.
Mayer Rothschild (1744-1812) - financier, the founder of the Rothschild family banking empire.
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