Adolph Wagner

1835 - 1917

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Adolph Wagner (25 March 1835 – 8 November 1917) was a German economist and politician, a leading Kathedersozialist (academic socialist) and public finance scholar and advocate of agrarianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolph Wagner has received more than 76,781 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Adolph Wagner is the 107th most popular economist (up from 125th in 2019), the 1,235th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,359th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Economist.

Adolph Wagner was a German economist who is most famous for his work in the field of social insurance.

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Among economists, Adolph Wagner ranks 107 out of 414Before him are Lorenz von Stein, Oskar Morgenstern, Bingu wa Mutharika, Douglas McGregor, Thomas Schelling, and Silvio Gesell. After him are Friedrich von Wieser, Rudolf Hilferding, Zhou Youguang, Richard Stone, Thomas J. Sargent, and William Nordhaus.

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Among people born in 1835, Adolph Wagner ranks 24Before him are Eduard Strauss, Demetrius Vikelas, Nikolai Rubinstein, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Sai Baba of Shirdi, and Iwasaki Yatarō. After him are Hijikata Toshizō, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Shoqan Walikhanov, Elisha Gray, Mendele Mocher Sforim, and Alexander Agassiz. Among people deceased in 1917, Adolph Wagner ranks 26Before him are Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Radomir Putnik, Liliʻuokalani, Dadabhai Naoroji, Léon Bloy, and Jean Gaston Darboux. After him are Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Hugo Simberg, Lucien Petit-Breton, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Émile Boirac, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolph Wagner ranks 1,235 out of 7,253Before him are Georg von Hertling (1843), Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Otto of Bamberg (1060), Thea von Harbou (1888), Jack Steinberger (1921), and Hans Reichenbach (1891). After him are Robert Koldewey (1855), Princess Elisabeth Marie of Bavaria (1874), Konrad Witz (1400), Ulay (1943), Thomas Müller (1989), and Tilman Riemenschneider (1460).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Adolph Wagner ranks 14Before him are Franz Oppenheimer (1864), Alfred Weber (1868), Gottfried Feder (1883), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), Lorenz von Stein (1815), and Oskar Morgenstern (1902). After him are Ernest Mandel (1923), Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949), Gustav von Schmoller (1838), Ernst Engel (1821), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), and Walter Eucken (1891).