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Rabbinical Eras

Shimon ben Gamliel (Hebrew: שמעון בן גמליאל‎, c. 10 BCE - 70 CE) was a Tannaist sage and leader of the Jewish people. He succeeded his father Gamliel I as the Nasi of the Sanhedrin after his father's death in 50 CE and just before the destruction of the Second Temple. The traditional view is that he was killed by the Romans as one of the Ten Jewish Martyrs.

He was a direct descendant of King David.

His tomb, located in Kafr Kanna near the Golani Junction in the lower Galilee of northern Israel, has remained an important site for Jewish pilgrims for almost 2,000 years.

Preceded by
Gamliel I
50 - ??
Succeeded by
Gamliel II


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