Alexandre de Rhodes

1591 - 1660

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Alexandre de Rhodes (15 March 1593 – 5 November 1660) was an Avignonese Jesuit missionary and lexicographer who had a lasting impact on Christianity in Vietnam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre de Rhodes has received more than 180,805 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexandre de Rhodes is the 36th most popular linguist (down from 26th in 2019), the 1,492nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,271st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Linguist.

Alexandre de Rhodes was a French missionary to Vietnam in the 17th century. He is most famous for his work on the first Vietnamese alphabet.

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Among linguists, Alexandre de Rhodes ranks 36 out of 161Before him are Michel Bréal, Pompeu Fabra, Jost Gippert, Friedrich August Wolf, Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, and Edgar de Wahl. After him are Bedřich Hrozný, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Vasily Radlov, André Martinet, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, and Vilhelm Thomsen.

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Among people born in 1591, Alexandre de Rhodes ranks 6Before him are Mustafa I, Jusepe de Ribera, Girard Desargues, Guercino, and Louise de Marillac. After him are Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Isabella of Savoy, Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine, Andrew Bobola, and Stanisław Koniecpolski. Among people deceased in 1660, Alexandre de Rhodes ranks 15Before him are Francesco Albani, William Oughtred, Ayşe Sultan, Paul Scarron, George II Rákóczi, and Louise de Marillac. After him are Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Govert Flinck, Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat, Jacob Cats, and Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre de Rhodes ranks 1,492 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713), William of Champeaux (1070), Julien Duvivier (1896), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Émile Gaboriau (1832), and Émile Waldteufel (1837). After him are Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (1326), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Roland Topor (1938), William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875), and Sextus Afranius Burrus (1).

Among LINGUISTS In France

Among linguists born in France, Alexandre de Rhodes ranks 3Before him are Georges Dumézil (1898) and Antoine Meillet (1866). After him are André Martinet (1908), Étienne Dolet (1509), Émile Littré (1801), Louis de Beaufront (1855), Lucien Tesnière (1893), Louis Duchesne (1843), Anne Dacier (1645), Gaston Waringhien (1901), and Sylvain Lévi (1863).