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 102,621 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Franz Bopp is the 10th most popular linguist (down from 7th in 2019), the 408th most popular biography from Germany (down from 346th 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 10 out of 160Before him are Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, Johann Martin Schleyer, Georges Dumézil, Pāṇini, and Kūkai.

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Among people born in 1791, Franz Bopp ranks 10Before him are Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, and James Buchanan. After him are Francesco Hayez, Franz Grillparzer, Eugène Scribe, Johann Franz Encke, Minh Mạng, and Félix Savart. Among people deceased in 1867, Franz Bopp ranks 7Before him are Michael Faraday, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, Théodore Rousseau, and Emperor Kōmei. After him are Otto of Greece, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Sakamoto Ryōma, Princess Sophie of Saxony, and Victor Cousin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Bopp ranks 408 out of 5,289Before him are Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Franz Brentano (1838), Frederica of Hanover (1917), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Wilhelm List (1880), and Leo von Caprivi (1831). After him are Felix Klein (1849), Friedrich List (1789), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), Emile Berliner (1851), Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), 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), Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Michel Bréal (1832), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), and Hermann Paul (1846).