Maharam of Padua

Born in Germany, he spent his youth in Prague, before moving further south to study Torah in Padua. He then became rabbi of that community as well as the titular head of the community in Venice. He was involved in responsa, some of which were a part of his correspondence with Rabbi Moshe Isserles, one of his relatives, as well as in ill-fated publication of Rambam's Mishneh Torah that was copied by a rival printing house and caused great problems for the community.