With 97 biographies, Linguists are the 50th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Coaches, Comic Artists, and Hockey Players.

Pantheon has information on 97 Linguists born between 390 BC and 1971. 11.34% or 11 are still alive. The most famous living Linguists include Noam Chomsky, George Lakoff, and Mustafa Balel. The most famous deceased Linguists include Ferdinand de Saussure, Mahmud al-Kashgari, and Roman Jakobson.

Living Linguists

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Most Linguists were born in Germany (20), United States (10), and United Kingdom (7). By city, the most common birth places were London (4), Moscow (3), and New York City (3).The most common death places of Linguists were Germany (16), United States (10), and France (7). By city, these were Paris (5), Copenhagen (5), and Berlin (5).

The first Linguists in Pantheon are Sibawayh, Xu Shen, 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.