Name: Elimelech of Lizensk
Born: 1717
Died: 1787
Lived In: Galicia
Major Work: Noam Elimelech, a book of Hassidic thoughts
Biography: A disciple of Dov Ber of Mezhirich and successor to Israel Eliezer Baal Shem Tov, he was one of the founders of Hassidism in Galicia. He was widely known for his charity, humility and love for his people.