Name: Judah HaNasi
Alternate Name: Judah I
Born: 135
Died: 219
Biography: The outstanding scholar of his age, he was called Judah the Prince, but the Talmud often refers to him simply as Rabbi. He lived in Usha and studied under the most prominent people of his time. He was fabulously wealthy. His great life work was to collect, arrange and classify all of the Law which he considered authentic, and thus became the first redactor of the Mishna.