Alfred Brehm

1829 - 1884

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Alfred Edmund Brehm (German pronunciation: [ˈalfʁeːt ˈʔɛtmʊnt ˈbʁeːm]; 2 February 1829 – 11 November 1884) was a German zoologist, writer, director of zoological gardens and the son of Christian Ludwig Brehm, a famous pastor and ornithologist. Through the book title Brehms Tierleben, which he co-authored with Eduard Pechuël-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, and Richard Schmidtlein, his name became a household word for popular zoological literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Brehm has received more than 53,753 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Alfred Brehm is the 985th most popular writer (down from 919th in 2019), the 917th most popular biography from Germany (down from 819th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular German Writer.

Alfred Brehm is most famous for his book "The Life of Animals," which was published in 1864. The book is a comprehensive collection of information about animals and their habits.

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Among writers, Alfred Brehm ranks 985 out of 5,794Before him are Wole Soyinka, Ahmad Khani, Ninon de l'Enclos, Jean Moréas, Clive Cussler, and Sarojini Naidu. After him are Jean de Joinville, Titus Pomponius Atticus, Miroslav Krleža, Otto of Freising, Bar Hebraeus, and Charles Nodier.

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Among people born in 1829, Alfred Brehm ranks 10Before him are August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Chester A. Arthur, Asaph Hall, and Auguste Beernaert. After him are Theodor Billroth, Anselm Feuerbach, Philip Sclater, Ranavalona II, William Booth, and Hon'inbō Shūsaku. Among people deceased in 1884, Alfred Brehm ranks 10Before him are Maria Anna of Savoy, Elias Lönnrot, Paul Morphy, Johann Gustav Droysen, Marie Bashkirtseff, and Jean-Baptiste Dumas. After him are Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Allan Pinkerton, Hans Makart, Hermann Kolbe, Fanny Elssler, and Karl Richard Lepsius.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alfred Brehm ranks 917 out of 5,289Before him are Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), Albert of Saxony (1828), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), and Konrad Witz (1400). After him are Herbert Gille (1897), Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), Leo von Klenze (1784), Wolfgang Overath (1943), and Gottfried Feder (1883).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Alfred Brehm ranks 62Before him are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Karl Harrer (1890), Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Kurt Eisner (1867), and Christoph Martin Wieland (1733). After him are Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), Bernhard Schlink (1944), Ernst Barlach (1870), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), and Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586).