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 56,754 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 32 in 2019). Alfred Brehm is the 1,059th most popular writer (down from 985th in 2019), the 1,040th most popular biography from Germany (down from 917th in 2019) and the 67th most popular 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 1,059 out of 5,755Before him are Ernst Barlach, Fredric Brown, Edmund Spenser, Mori Ōgai, Kobayashi Issa, and Emil Ludwig. After him are Adalbert Stifter, Velimir Khlebnikov, Erskine Caldwell, Joan Didion, Guido Cavalcanti, and Robert Graves.

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Among people born in 1829, Alfred Brehm ranks 12Before him are Chester A. Arthur, John Everett Millais, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, and Theodor Billroth. After him are Anselm Feuerbach, William Booth, Ranavalona II, Ivan Sechenov, Elizabeth Siddal, and Radama II. Among people deceased in 1884, Alfred Brehm ranks 11Before him are Paul Morphy, Elias Lönnrot, Johann Gustav Droysen, Marie Bashkirtseff, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Jean-Baptiste Dumas. After him are Allan Pinkerton, Hans Makart, Karl Richard Lepsius, Hermann Kolbe, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, and Paul Abadie.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alfred Brehm ranks 1,040 out of 6,142Before him are Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (1759), Stefan Lochner (1410), Martin Schulz (1955), Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830), Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden (1755), and William Stern (1871). After him are Josef Harpe (1887), Uli Hoeneß (1952), John McEnroe (1959), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Joseph Pilates (1883), and Gerda Christian (1913).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Alfred Brehm ranks 67Before him are Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Bernhard Schlink (1944), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), and Ernst Barlach (1870). After him are Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Radegund (518), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Hrotsvitha (935), and Charles De Coster (1827).