Georg Friedrich Grotefend

1775 - 1853

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Georg Friedrich Grotefend (9 June 1775 – 15 December 1853) was a German epigraphist and philologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Friedrich Grotefend has received more than 45,777 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Georg Friedrich Grotefend is the 25th most popular linguist (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,072nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,045th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Linguist.

Georg Friedrich Grotefend is most famous for his work in deciphering the ancient Persian language.

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Among linguists, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 25 out of 160Before him are Algirdas Julien Greimas, William Jones, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Antoine Meillet, Franz Miklosich, and Nicholas Marr. After him are Alexandre de Rhodes, Louis Hjelmslev, Sibawayh, Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, Johann Christoph Adelung, and Pompeu Fabra.

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Among people born in 1775, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 13Before him are Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Étienne-Louis Malus. After him are François-Adrien Boieldieu, Matthew Lewis, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Bernhard Crusell, Teréz Brunszvik, and Farkas Bolyai. Among people deceased in 1853, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 5Before him are Christian Doppler, François Arago, Ludwig Tieck, and Maria II of Portugal. After him are Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Matteo Carcassi, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Christian Leopold von Buch, Leopold Gmelin, and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 1,072 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Robert Huber (1937), Ludwig Quidde (1858), Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698), Emil Jellinek (1853), and Hans Burgkmair (1473). After him are Bruno of Querfurt (970), Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666), and Beate Klarsfeld (1939).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 5Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), August Schleicher (1821), and Johann Martin Schleyer (1831). After him are 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).