Name: Caro, Joseph
Born: 1488
Died: 1575
Lived In: Spain, Turkey, Egypt, and Eretz Israel
Biography: He was the author of the Shulchan Aruch and Kessef Mishneh, a classic commentary on Maimonides' code. The Shulchan Aruch is the great code of law covering all aspects of Jewish Law applicable today for most traditional Jews. He also wrote the Bait Yosef, a commentary on the law code Arba'ah Turim.