Oct 19, 1135
Maimonedies is BornMaimonidies is born in Cordoba, Spain to a Jewish family that had lived in Cordoba for a long time. At that time Cordoba was under Muslim control. Jewish residents were allowed to practice therir religion in private.
Oct 19, 1159
The Almohads ConquerIn 1159, the Almohads who were a group of Muslims from the North of Africa took over Cordoba. This group were strict Muslims and did not allow residents of Cordoba to practice their religions. Maimonides and his family did not appreciate this and fled to ironically the North of Africa where the conquerors of his home city were from.
Jan 1, 1160
Maimonidies Arrives in Fez, MooccoIn 1160 Maimonidies arrives in Fez, Morocco after leaving Cordoba after the Almohads captured it. Morocco is a counry in North Africa.
Jan 1, 1166
Arrives in EgyptIn 1166 Maimonidies arrives in Egypt and eventuall settles in Fostat.
Jan 1, 1168
Settles in FostatIn 1168 Maimonides settles in the town of Fostat in Egypt. He does some of his works there.
Jan 1, 1171
Appointed LeaderMaimonides is appointed Nagid of teh Egyptian-Jewish Community. Nagid means leader or prince. They were religious leaders of certain areas.
Jan 1, 1180
Maimonides Writes the Mishneh TorahIn 1180 wrote the Mishneh Torah which was a compilation of Jewish laws. He also wrote other books on Jewish law.
Jan 1, 1190
Maimonides writes the Guide for the PerplexedMaimonedies writes The Guide for the Perplexed. It shows that religious faith could be supported by the study of philosophy. That book influenced Muslim and Christians.
Dec 12, 1204
Moses Maimonedies DiesMaimonides dies in Egypt on December 12, 1204. He lived for about 69 years. Many memorials and tributes have been firected toward this great thinker. He is a great Al-Andalus scholar that will be remembered. A special tomb was made for him.