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Carl Hagenbeck

1844 - 1913

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Carl Hagenbeck (10 June 1844 – 14 April 1913) was a German merchant of wild animals who supplied many European zoos, as well as P. T. Barnum. He created the modern zoo with animal enclosures without bars that were closer to their natural habitat. The transformation of the zoo architecture initiated by him is known as the Hagenbeck revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Hagenbeck has received more than 154,121 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Hagenbeck is the 238th most popular social activist, the 2,286th most popular biography from Germany and the 20th most popular German Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Carl Hagenbeck ranks 238 out of 538Before him are Ryu Gwansun, Djamila Bouhired, Paul Watson, Abbie Hoffman, Mentor of Rhodes, and Gretl Braun. After him are Kate Sheppard, Juliana of Stolberg, Vera Figner, David Riazanov, Jan Gotlib Bloch, and Tuvia Bielski.

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Among people born in 1844, Carl Hagenbeck ranks 48Before him are Victorine Meurent, Vasily Polenov, George W. De Long, Édouard Branly, Princess Françoise of Orléans, and Édouard Drumont. After him are Gyula Benczúr, Lujo Brentano, Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Garret Hobart, Wilhelm Leibl, and Ivan Yarkovsky. Among people deceased in 1913, Carl Hagenbeck ranks 37Before him are John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria, Hjalmar Johansen, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Louis Paul Cailletet, and Aurel Vlaicu. After him are Ğabdulla Tuqay, Okakura Kakuzō, Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Émile Ollivier, and Kâmil Pasha.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Hagenbeck ranks 2,286 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1676), Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen (1890), Valerius Cordus (1515), Hugo Schuchardt (1842), Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen (1763), and Gretl Braun (1915). After him are George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1547), Anna of Cleves (1552), Christian Lorenz (1966), Oskar Barnack (1879), Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1579), and Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1621).


Among social activists born in Germany, Carl Hagenbeck ranks 20Before him are Rudi Dutschke (1940), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Christoph Probst (1919), Carl Oberg (1897), and Gretl Braun (1915). After him are Juliana of Stolberg (1506), Ludolf von Alvensleben (1901), Harro Schulze-Boysen (1909), Christa Schroeder (1908), Isdal Woman (1940), and William I, Margrave of Meissen (1343).