R' Simlai

Shemuel wanted to establish the calendar for the Exiles on his own, but R' Simlai's father didn't allow him because he didn't know the "secret of adding [to the calendar]": Rosh HaShanah 20b
Unable to convice R' Yochanan to teach him Sefer HaYuchasim [Book of Lineages], although he was a very quick-learning Torah Scholar: Pesachim 62b
Was from Lud, and lived in Neherdaa: Pesachim 62b
R' Yochanan considered him a Tzurba MeiRabbanan [Young Torah Scholar]: Pesachim 62b

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