Friedrich August Wolf

1759 - 1824

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Friedrich August Wolf (German: [vɔlf]; 15 February 1759 – 8 August 1824) was a German classicist and is considered the founder of modern philology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich August Wolf has received more than 51,585 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Friedrich August Wolf is the 32nd most popular linguist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 1,242nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,143rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Linguist.

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Among linguists, Friedrich August Wolf ranks 32 out of 160Before him are Alexandre de Rhodes, Louis Hjelmslev, Sibawayh, Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, Johann Christoph Adelung, and Pompeu Fabra. After him are Bedřich Hrozný, Ignác Goldziher, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Joseph Greenberg, Edgar de Wahl, and Gabdulkhay Akhatov.

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Among people born in 1759, Friedrich August Wolf ranks 13Before him are Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony. After him are Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Jacques Cathelineau, and Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg. Among people deceased in 1824, Friedrich August Wolf ranks 15Before him are Agustín de Iturbide, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Rama II of Siam, Maine de Biran, and Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès. After him are Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca, Joseph Joubert, Charles-François Lebrun, Kamehameha II, and Ercole Consalvi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich August Wolf ranks 1,242 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg (1875), August Sander (1876), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Alfred Einstein (1880), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), and Günther Blumentritt (1892). After him are Günther Korten (1898), Gunter Sachs (1932), Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759), Karl Korsch (1886), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), and Wolfgang von Trips (1928).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Friedrich August Wolf ranks 7Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), August Schleicher (1821), Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), and Johann Christoph Adelung (1732). After him are Michel Bréal (1832), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), Hermann Paul (1846), and August Leskien (1840).