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1st Wife Shmuel ben Hophni HaKohen HaNagid (bat Sherira Gaon), of Sura MP (deceased)

Rabbi Yehiel Hilel Gaon II MP (c.1060 - c.1080)

"In 1066, when his father, Jehoseph HaNagid, was assassinated and a riot broke out against the Granadan Jewish community, his widow, Rahel, and his son Abū Naṣr Azariah, who was a child a...

Asmouna bat Shmuel ben Hofni HaKohen Gaon of Sura MP (deceased)

Azariah ibn Abū ʾl-ʿAlā Israel Gaon, haKohen MP (c.973 - d.)

Hizkiya Gaon Nasi al-Yerushalayim (Qaraite in later life) MP (c.977 - 1058)

Hizkiya's line fled to Northern Mesopotamia and remained in Mosul (present-day Iraq) until the Mongol invasion of 1270CE at which time it was extinguished. It is possible some escaped into the Khazars ...

Dau. #1 of Gaon of Vilna, [died young] MP (1741 - 1756)

Elijah ben Solomon ha-Kohen (ben Azariah ben Israel Gaon ha-Kohen), Gaon of Palestine Yeshiva of Tyre MP (c.1020 - c.1083)

Elijah ben Solomon ha-Kohen was gaon of the Palestinian yeshiva from 1062 till his death in 1083. His father, Solomon, had served as gaon for barely one year, in 1025, and Elijah’s elder brother...

Khiena (Miriam Beile ?) Penchuk (d. #2 of Gaon of Vilna) MP (c.1748 - 1806)

Mrs. Yechezkel Segal (d. #4 of Gaon of Vilna) MP (c.1752 - d.)

Paltoi Yishai bar Abaye Kohen Ṣedeq (Gaon), Gaon of Pumbeditha MP (c.820 - c.858)

Paltoi was a powerful, energetic, and strong-minded personality. His appointment heralded a new era of prominence for the gaonate of Pumbedita. His authority was such that the exilarch had to come to h...

Pesia Bathia Donchin (d. #3 of Gaon of Vilna) MP (1750 - c.1800)

Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II (Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II, 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias), 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias MP (c.660 - d.)

Little is known, however we do know that Yakob is the son of Sa'adyah (Mar Sutra II). He has two (2) sons1) Shlomo ben Zakai (Migas) and2) Shemaiyah מר זוטר&#x...

Shoshana bat Hai Gaon MP (deceased)

Solomon ben Azariah Gaon ha-Kohen (ben Israel ben Samuel Gaon ha-Kohen) MP (c.1002 - c.1051)

Tauba Mintz (d. #8 of Gaon of Vilna) MP (c.1768 - c.1812)

Zahna Zauja-e-Assad bint* Imaam Hashim (bat Hophni Gaon) MP (deceased)

The mother of Maulaatena Fatimah binte Assad bin Imaam Hashim is Zahna daughter of the Exilarch Kaphnai of Baghdad, Iraq; a descendant of King David ( Nabi Dawood alaihissalaam ) of Jerusalem. Source:

1st Wife of Haninai Gaon (deceased)

2nd wife of Abba Gaon (deceased)

? Gaon (Aluf) (deceased)

???? bat Shlomo ben Masliah haKohen, Gaon of Palestine Yeshiva of Damascus (c.1125 - d.)

Abba Gaon (deceased)

Albert Gaon (1917 - 1986)

Albert Gaon (deceased)

Albert Gaon (deceased)

Albert Gaon (deceased)

Alipio Gaon (deceased)

Aliza Gaon (Dayan) (deceased)

Allegra Benjamin (Gaon (Gaan)) (1904 - 1981)

Andre Zah (Gaon) (deceased)

Annie Gaon (Alfandary) (1929 - 2014)

Antonia Gaon (deceased)

Aquelina Gaon Pajarillo (deceased)

Arigiro Gaon (Vanvakidou) (deceased)

Aurora Aquino Gaon (deceased)

Avraham-Haim Gaon (deceased)

Bachmal Gaon (deceased)

Bea-Berta Gaon (deceased)

Becky Gaon (deceased)

Benjamin Gaon (deceased)

Benjamin Gaon (deceased)

Berta Gaon (deceased)

Bienvenido Gaon (deceased)

Buky Gaon (deceased)

Catherine Gaon (deceased)

Cohen Zedek Gaon (c.935 - d.)

Daleep Shah ( Katsari Anant prasad, Bade gaon ) (deceased)

David Gaon (deceased)

David Gaon (deceased)

DAVID GAON (deceased)

David Gaon (deceased)

David Gaon (deceased)

decendant of daughter Gaon of Vilna (deceased)

Dorothy Gaon (deceased)

Dr. David Gaon (deceased)

Edna (Jaquline) Gaon (Moscovici) (1933 - 1998)

ela gaon (levi) (deceased)

Eliahu Gaon (deceased)

Ella Gaon (deceased)

Ester Gaon (deceased)

Ester Gaon (deceased)

Esther Salama (Gaon) (deceased)

Esther Gaon (de Marchena) (deceased)

Esther Jeudah Leon (Gaon) (deceased)

(ESTHER) GAON (deceased)

Esther Gaon (deceased)

Eugenio Gaon (deceased)

Feliciana Gaon (deceased)

Floriana Gallanosa Gaon (Gallanosa) (deceased)

Frieda Haimoff (Gaon) (deceased)

Gilierma Gaon Mayo (deceased)

Gratzia Gaon (deceased)

Hana Gaon (deceased)

Hana Rina Ben Gaon (Vinkler) (1923 - 2002)

Hany Gaon (deceased)

Herzel Gaon (deceased)

Hilde Gaon (deceased)

inayat bhai rajnand gaon wala (deceased)

Isaac Gaon (b. - 1966)

Isaac ben Daniel ben Azariah Gaon (ben Azariah Gaon) (c.1056 - d.)

itshak gaon (deceased)

Itzhak Gaon (deceased)

itzhak david Gaon (deceased)

Izika Gaon (deceased)

Jacob Gaon (deceased)

Jacob Gaon (deceased)

Jacob Gaon (deceased)

Jacques Gaon (deceased)

Jacques Gaon (1905 - 1973)

Jacques Gaon (deceased)

Joe Gaon (deceased)

Joe Gaon (deceased)

Josef Gaon (deceased)

Joseph Gaon (deceased)

Judith Manasse Gaon (1742 - d.)

Judith bat Ẓemaḥ ben Palṭoi Kohen Ṣedeq Gaon of Pumbeditha (deceased)

Kalonymos Gaon of Lucca (Kalonymos) (765 - d.)

Lea Guini (Gaon) (deceased)

Leon Gaon (deceased)

Loti Gaon (deceased)

Malka Gaon (Pinchasoff) (deceased)