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LINGUIST

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 113,405 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. August Schleicher is the 13th most popular linguist (down from 12th in 2019), the 606th most popular biography from Germany (down from 572nd 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

Among linguists, August Schleicher ranks 13 out of 161Before him are Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Pāṇini, Franz Bopp, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Edward Sapir. After him are Georges Dumézil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Antoine Meillet, and William Jones.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1821, August Schleicher ranks 8Before him are Gustave Flaubert, Charles Baudelaire, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Richard Francis Burton, and Pafnuty Chebyshev. After him are Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, Louis Vuitton, Auguste Mariette, and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1868, August Schleicher ranks 8Before him are Léon Foucault, James Buchanan, August Ferdinand Möbius, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, and William T. G. Morton. After him are Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, James Brooke, James Mayer de Rothschild, and Adalbert Stifter.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Schleicher ranks 606 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Bruno Bauer (1809), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), Maurice de Saxe (1696), and Polykarp Kusch (1911). After him are Jürgen Stroop (1895), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Roman Herzog (1934), and Erich Koch (1896).

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), Michel Bréal (1832), Jost Gippert (1956), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Vasily Radlov (1837), Hermann Paul (1846), and Karl Lachmann (1793).