Emer de Vattel

1714 - 1767

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Emer (Emmerich) de Vattel (French pronunciation: [vat-těl] 25 April 1714 – 28 December 1767) was a Prussian international lawyer. He was born in Couvet in the Principality of Neuchâtel (now a canton part of Switzerland but part of Prussia at the time) in 1714 and died in 1767. Vattel's work profoundly influenced the development of international law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emer de Vattel has received more than 130,686 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Emer de Vattel is the 861st most popular philosopher (down from 796th in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 246th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Emer de Vattel ranks 861 out of 1,267Before him are Jean Guitton, Józef Maria Bocheński, Musaeus of Athens, Arethas of Caesarea, Perry Anderson, and Domingo de Soto. After him are Pierre Daniel Huet, William Paley, Tao Hongjing, André Glucksmann, Bahya ibn Paquda, and Necip Fazıl Kısakürek.

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Among people born in 1714, Emer de Vattel ranks 19Before him are Kristijonas Donelaitis, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine, Kosmas the Aetolian, George Whitefield, and César-François Cassini de Thury. After him are Richard Wilson, René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Anna Morandi Manzolini, Philippine Élisabeth d'Orléans, Ranieri de' Calzabigi, and Suleiman II of Persia. Among people deceased in 1767, Emer de Vattel ranks 12Before him are Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Étienne de Silhouette, Johann Schobert, Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen, and Ekkathat. After him are Firmin Abauzit, Giacomo Ceruti, Charles Townshend, Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany, Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov, and Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Emer de Vattel ranks 280 out of 1,015Before him are Peter Bieri (1944), Flavio Cotti (1939), Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), Numa Droz (1844), Johann II Bernoulli (1710), and Karl Schenk (1823). After him are Alexandre Calame (1810), Jakob Dubs (1822), Arthur Cravan (1887), Adolf Wölfli (1864), Kurt Koch (1950), and Henri Druey (1799).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Emer de Vattel ranks 7Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Benjamin Constant (1767), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Frithjof Schuon (1907), Denis de Rougemont (1906), and Jean Vanier (1928). After him are Tariq Ramadan (1962), and Karl Ludwig von Haller (1768).