Solomon ibn Gabirol

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Solomon ibn Gabirol AKA Solomon ben Judah (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎, Shelomo ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol; Arabic: أبو أيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎, Abu Ayyūb Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirūl; Latin: Avicebron, a corruption of Ibn Gibran)

Iberian Peninsula, Spain 1021 - 1058

Teachers: inspired by Philo; Rav AKA Hai Gaon; Rabbi Samuel Hanagid; Jekuthiel ibn Hasan of Saragossa; Samuel ibn Naghrela;

Students: Ibn Yaḥya; Moses ibn Ezra; Rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra; Berechiah ha-Nakdan; Duns Scotus; Alexander of Hales and his disciple Bonaventura; William of Lamarre ; Rabbeinu Behaye; Giordano Bruno;

Friends: Samuel ibn Naghrela;

Enemies: Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo; Albertus Magnus and St. Thomas Aquinas

Organizations;

Author: Anaḳ; "Fons Vitæ"; Keter Malkut ("Royal Crown"), The Improvement of the Moral Qualities; "Shir Hakovod" (Song of Glory); "Shir Hayichud" (Song of Unity); "Tikkun Middoth Hanefesh," (Improvement of the Qualities of the Soul); "Mivchar Hapeninim,"(Choice of Pearls); "Mekor Chayim," (Origin of life),

Comments: Neoplatonism; Qabalist;

resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_ibn_Gabirol; http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/111875/jewish/Solomon-Ibn-Gabirol.htm