Name: Eliezer ben Hyrcanus
Alternate Name: Rabbi Eliezer
Born: 40
Died: 117
Lived In: Palestine
Biography: He was a Tanna and follower of Shammai, in opposition to most of his colleagues who followed Hillel. He was known for his bad temper and was excommunicated by Gamliel in the year 96, but forgiven on his deathbed by Akiva. He was unyielding and conservative in his opinions, but renowned for his phenomenal memory.