Friedrich Carl von Savigny

1779 - 1861

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Friedrich Carl von Savigny (21 February 1779 – 25 October 1861) was a German jurist and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Carl von Savigny has received more than 229,718 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Friedrich Carl von Savigny is the 29th most popular historian, the 324th most popular biography from Germany and the 3rd most popular German Historian.

Friedrich Carl von Savigny is most famous for his work in the field of Roman law. He is considered one of the founders of the historical school of law.

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Among historians, Friedrich Carl von Savigny ranks 29 out of 561Before him are Ibn Kathir, Fernand Braudel, Arrian, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, and Marc Bloch. After him are Hippolyte Taine, Bede, Jacob Burckhardt, Edward Gibbon, Ibn Ishaq, and Quintus Curtius Rufus.

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Among people born in 1779, Friedrich Carl von Savigny ranks 4Before him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Mustafa IV, and Carl Ritter. After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Thomas Moore, Giovanni Battista Bugatti, and Abd al-Rahman of Morocco. Among people deceased in 1861, Friedrich Carl von Savigny ranks 7Before him are Abdulmejid I, Taras Shevchenko, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Albert, Prince Consort, and Xianfeng Emperor. After him are Lola Montez, Pedro V of Portugal, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Adam Jerzy Czartoryski.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Carl von Savigny ranks 324 out of 7,253Before him are Joseph Beuys (1921), Ilse Koch (1906), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Franz Halder (1884), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), and Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850). After him are Friedrich Bessel (1784), Michael Haneke (1942), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), August Kekulé (1829), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), and Einhard (770).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Friedrich Carl von Savigny ranks 3Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), and Leopold von Ranke (1795). After him are Adam of Bremen (1100), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Erich Auerbach (1892), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Christoph Cellarius (1638), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876).