With 113 biographies, Linguists are the 51st most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Comic Artists, Celebrities, and Gymnasts.

Pantheon has information on 113 Linguists born between 500 BC and 1971. 9.73% or 11 are still alive. The most famous living Linguists include Noam Chomsky, Jost Gippert, and George Lakoff. The most famous deceased Linguists include Ferdinand de Saussure, Roman Jakobson, and William James Sidis.

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Most Linguists were born in Germany (20), United States (14), and Russia (9). By city, the most common birth places were Moscow (5), Paris (3), and Philadelphia (2).The most common death places of Linguists were Germany (16), United States (15), and France (12). By city, these were Paris (6), Berlin (4), and New Haven, Connecticut (4).

The first Linguists in Pantheon are Xu Shen, Patanjali, and Pāṇini.  The concentration of Linguists was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier Linguists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Linguists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Linguists since 1700.

Linguists are found within the HUMANITIES domain which also contains the following occupations Writer, Philosopher, Historian, Journalist, and Critic.