Solomon Ibn Gabirol

About Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021-1070) was an 11th century Andalusian poet who was born in Malaga and died in Valencia. He is credited as being a Jewish philosopher with, it is said, a ‘Neo-Platonic’ bent. He published over a hundred poems, as well as works on philosophy, ethics, and satire. In the 19th century it was discovered that medieval translators had Latinized Gabirol’s name to Avicebron and had translated his work on Jewish Neo-Platonic philosophy into a Latin form.