Franz Bopp

1791 - 1867

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Franz Bopp (German: [ˈfʁants ˈbɔp]; 14 September 1791 – 23 October 1867) was a German linguist known for extensive and pioneering comparative work on Indo-European languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Bopp has received more than 143,576 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Franz Bopp is the 12th most popular linguist (down from 10th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from Germany (up from 515th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Linguist.

Franz Bopp is most famous for his discovery of the Indo-European language family. He was also a pioneer in the study of Sanskrit.

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Among linguists, Franz Bopp ranks 12 out of 214Before him are William James Sidis, Roman Jakobson, Noah Webster, Edgar de Wahl, Mesrop Mashtots, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Pāṇini, August Schleicher, Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Edward Sapir, and Algirdas Julien Greimas.

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Among people born in 1791, Franz Bopp ranks 9Before him are Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, James Buchanan, and Giacomo Meyerbeer. After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Francesco Hayez, Johann Franz Encke, Franz Grillparzer, Eugène Scribe, and Jan Svatopluk Presl. Among people deceased in 1867, Franz Bopp ranks 6Before him are Michael Faraday, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, and Emperor Kōmei. After him are Théodore Rousseau, Otto of Greece, Sakamoto Ryōma, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Victor Cousin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Bopp ranks 394 out of 7,253Before him are James Franck (1882), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), and Frederica of Hanover (1917). After him are Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Sepp Maier (1944), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), and Joachim Peiper (1915).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Franz Bopp ranks 2Before him are Max Müller (1823). After him are August Schleicher (1821), Jost Gippert (1956), Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Michel Bréal (1832), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), August Leskien (1840), and Karl Lachmann (1793).