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Brian Houghton Hodgson

1800 - 1894

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Brian Houghton Hodgson (1 February 1800 or more likely 1801 – 23 May 1894) was a pioneer naturalist and ethnologist working in India and Nepal where he was a British Resident. He described numerous species of birds and mammals from the Himalayas, and several birds were named after him by others such as Edward Blyth. He was a scholar of Newar Buddhism and wrote extensively on a range of topics relating to linguistics and religion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Houghton Hodgson has received more than 96,536 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Brian Houghton Hodgson is the 138th most popular linguist (down from 107th in 2019), the 3,558th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,645th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Linguist.

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Among linguists, Brian Houghton Hodgson ranks 138 out of 161Before him are Sylvain Lévi, Gerhard Rohlfs, Vladimir Toporov, Charles F. Hockett, Alice Kober, and Dell Hymes. After him are Jane Ellen Harrison, Gideon Toury, Friedrich von Adelung, James Legge, Göran Malmqvist, and Kazimieras Būga.

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Among people born in 1800, Brian Houghton Hodgson ranks 63Before him are Roberto de Visiani, Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Sayed Morad Khan, Heinrich Göppert, Charles Antoine Lemaire, and Rómulo Díaz de la Vega. After him are Kolyu Ficheto, Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet, Juan Francisco de Vidal, George Bancroft, Ali Shah Durrani, and Carl Meissner. Among people deceased in 1894, Brian Houghton Hodgson ranks 70Before him are Gillis Bildt, Jubal Early, Illarion Pryanishnikov, Hilarión Daza, Joseph Schröter, and Baron Karl von Hasenauer. After him are Emilio Arrieta, Alphons Czibulka, Victor Duruy, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Kitamura Tokoku, and Lobengula.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Houghton Hodgson ranks 3,558 out of 7,765Before him are N. E. Brown (1849), Kevin McKidd (1973), William Thomas Blanford (1832), John Rimmer (1878), Donald Sumpter (1943), and Prince George of Cambridge (2013). After him are Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628), Thomas Dekker (1572), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), Wilfred Baddeley (1872), Thomas Morley (1557), and Harry Stafford (1869).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, Brian Houghton Hodgson ranks 7Before him are William Jones (1746), Michael Halliday (1925), Robert Morrison (1782), John Chadwick (1920), Daniel Jones (1881), and John Florio (1553). After him are Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), James Legge (1815), John Eliot (1604), Henry Liddell (1811), John Rupert Firth (1890), and Alexander Melville Bell (1819).