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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 48,780 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Georg Friedrich Grotefend is the 25th most popular linguist, the 1,095th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,072nd 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 161Before him are William Jones, Johann Martin Schleyer, Otto Jespersen, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Ignác Goldziher, and Nicholas Marr. After him are Sibawayh, Franz Miklosich, Louis Hjelmslev, Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Bréal, and Pompeu Fabra.

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Among people born in 1775, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 12Before him are Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Ching Shih, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach. After him are Étienne-Louis Malus, Adam Albert von Neipperg, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Matthew Lewis, and Farkas Bolyai. Among people deceased in 1853, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 6Before him are Christian Doppler, Maria II of Portugal, François Arago, Ludwig Tieck, and Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria. After him are Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Bezmiâlem Sultan, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Matteo Carcassi, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Friedrich Grotefend ranks 1,095 out of 6,142Before him are Radegund (518), Jack Steinberger (1921), Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), Paul Langerhans (1847), Max Ophüls (1902), and Engelbert Kaempfer (1651). After him are Michael Ballack (1976), Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark (1647), Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1883), Georg Baselitz (1938), Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1597), and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1758).

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), Michel Bréal (1832), Jost Gippert (1956), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Vasily Radlov (1837), Hermann Paul (1846), and Karl Lachmann (1793).