August Schleicher

1821 - 1868

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August Schleicher (German: [ˈaʊɡʊst ˈʃlaɪçɐ]; 19 February 1821 – 6 December 1868) was a German linguist. His great work was A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages in which he attempted to reconstruct the Proto-Indo-European language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Schleicher has received more than 108,002 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). August Schleicher is the 12th most popular linguist (down from 10th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 495th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Linguist.

August Schleicher is most famous for his work in comparative linguistics, specifically Indo-European linguistics. He is most well known for his work in the field of comparative linguistics and for his contributions to the understanding of Indo-European languages.

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Among linguists, August Schleicher ranks 12 out of 160Before him are Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Franz Bopp, and Edward Sapir. After him are Johann Martin Schleyer, Georges Dumézil, Pāṇini, Kūkai, Rasmus Rask, and Otto Jespersen.

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Among people born in 1821, August Schleicher ranks 7Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Flaubert, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, and Pafnuty Chebyshev. After him are Richard Francis Burton, Lola Montez, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Pauline Viardot. Among people deceased in 1868, August Schleicher ranks 7Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, August Ferdinand Möbius, James Buchanan, Ludwig I of Bavaria, and Mongkut. After him are William T. G. Morton, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, Mihailo Obrenović, and Adalbert Stifter.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Schleicher ranks 572 out of 5,289Before him are Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Johann Tetzel (1460), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), and Henning von Tresckow (1901). After him are Simon Marius (1573), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), and Hans Luther (1879).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, August Schleicher ranks 3Before him are Max Müller (1823) and Franz Bopp (1791). After him are Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Michel Bréal (1832), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), and Hermann Paul (1846).