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 112,677 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Franz Bopp is the 10th most popular linguist, the 515th most popular biography from Germany (down from 408th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 10 out of 161Before him are William James Sidis, Roman Jakobson, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, and Pāṇini. After him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, Georges Dumézil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Rasmus Rask.

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Among people born in 1791, Franz Bopp ranks 10Before him are Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, James Buchanan, and Giacomo Meyerbeer. After him are Francesco Hayez, Eugène Scribe, Franz Grillparzer, István Széchenyi, Minh Mạng, and Friedrich Parrot. Among people deceased in 1867, Franz Bopp ranks 8Before him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Charles Baudelaire, Maximilian I of Mexico, Emperor Kōmei, Théodore Rousseau, and Otto of Greece. After him are Jean-Victor Poncelet, Sakamoto Ryōma, Maria Theresa of Austria, Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Elias Howe, and Princess Sophie of Saxony.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Bopp ranks 515 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), and Franz Brentano (1838). After him are Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Heinrich Mann (1871), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rabanus Maurus (780), Richard Willstätter (1872), and Robert Ritter von Greim (1892).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Franz Bopp ranks 2Before him are Max Müller (1823). After him are August Schleicher (1821), 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).