Adam of Bremen

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Adam of Bremen (Latin: Adamus Bremensis; German: Adam von Bremen; before 1050 – 12 October 1081/1085) was a German medieval chronicler. He lived and worked in the second half of the eleventh century. Adam is most famous for his chronicle Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum (Deeds of Bishops of the Hamburg Church). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam of Bremen has received more than 284,714 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Adam of Bremen is the 38th most popular historian (up from 54th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from Germany (up from 620th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Historian.

Adam of Bremen was a German historian and archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. He is most famous for his work "Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum" (Deeds of the Bishops of the Hamburg Church) which he completed in 1075. The work is a history of the Hamburg-Bremen Archbishopric, and includes a history of the Northern Crusades.

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Among historians, Adam of Bremen ranks 38 out of 561Before him are Jacob Burckhardt, Edward Gibbon, Ibn Ishaq, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Eric Hobsbawm, and Jacques Le Goff. After him are Ali ibn al-Athir, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Lucien Febvre, Samuel von Pufendorf, Erwin Panofsky, and Euhemerus.

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Among people born in 1100, Adam of Bremen ranks 9Before him are Pope Lucius II, Pope Honorius II, Pope Innocent II, Ahmad Sanjar, Pope Alexander III, and Pope Celestine II. After him are Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Albert the Bear, Shirkuh, Pope Adrian IV, and Emperor Qinzong. Among people deceased in 1080, Adam of Bremen ranks 1After him are Harald III of Denmark, Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, Rudolf of Rheinfelden, Michael Attaleiates, Kekaumenos, Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, and Ísleifur Gissurarson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adam of Bremen ranks 456 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Otto Frank (1889), Till Lindemann (1963), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), and Roland Freisler (1893). After him are Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), George Paget Thomson (1892), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Rudolf Dassler (1898), and Friedrich Fromm (1888).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Adam of Bremen ranks 4Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Leopold von Ranke (1795), and Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779). After him are Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Erich Auerbach (1892), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Christoph Cellarius (1638), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876).