Aby Warburg

1866 - 1929

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Aby Moritz Warburg, better known as Aby Warburg, (June 13, 1866 – October 26, 1929) was a German art historian and cultural theorist who founded the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg (Library for Cultural Studies), a private library, which was later moved to the Warburg Institute, London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aby Warburg has received more than 233,697 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Aby Warburg is the 41st most popular historian (up from 45th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from Germany (up from 541st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Historian.

Abraham Warburg is most famous for his work on the history of art. He was a German art historian and a member of the Warburg family.

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Among historians, Aby Warburg ranks 41 out of 339Before him are William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Leonardo Bruni, Lucien Febvre, and Samuel von Pufendorf. After him are Ernst Gombrich, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, Niketas Choniates, Jared Diamond, and Poggio Bracciolini.

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Among people born in 1866, Aby Warburg ranks 11Before him are H. G. Wells, Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, and Beatrix Potter. After him are Giovanni Agnelli, Hans von Seeckt, Ferruccio Busoni, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Jacinto Benavente, and Anne Sullivan. Among people deceased in 1929, Aby Warburg ranks 13Before him are Emile Berliner, Sergei Diaghilev, Wilhelm Maybach, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Prince Maximilian of Baden, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are Habibullāh Kalakāni, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Otto Liman von Sanders, Émile Loubet, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, and Maria Christina of Austria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Aby Warburg ranks 505 out of 6,142Before him are Werner von Fritsch (1880), Julia Drusilla (16), Patrick Süskind (1949), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), August Weismann (1834), and Friedrich List (1789). After him are Kurt Student (1890), Erich Kästner (1899), Otto Carius (1922), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), and John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Aby Warburg ranks 6Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Erwin Panofsky (1892), and Samuel von Pufendorf (1632). After him are Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923).