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Samuel ibn Naghrillah (Hebrew : , Sh'muel HaLevi ben Yosef HaNagid ; Arabic : Abu Iaq Isma‘il bin an-Naghrilah ), also known as Samuel HaNagid (Hebrew : , Shmuel HaNagid, lit. Samuel the Prince ) (born 993; died after 1056), was a Talmudic scholar, grammarian, philologist, soldier, politician, patron of the arts, and an influential medieval Hebrew poet who lived in Iberia at the time of the Moorish rule. His poetry was one area in which he was well known for. As a great contributor to many aspects of history, such as the lives of Jews, the arts, as well as the court of Granada, he is an important figure in the study of Muslim-Jewish relations. He was an elite of Jews as well as Arabs, and perhaps the most influential Jew, politically, in Muslim Spain.

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