George Abraham Grierson

1851 - 1941

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Sir George Abraham Grierson (7 January 1851 – 9 March 1941) was an Irish administrator and linguist in British India. He worked in the Indian Civil Service but an interest in philology and linguistics led him to pursue studies in the languages and folklore of India during his postings in Bengal and Bihar. He published numerous studies in the journals of learned societies and wrote several books during his administrative career but proposed a formal linguistic survey at the Oriental Congress in 1886 at Vienna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Abraham Grierson has received more than 81,715 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. George Abraham Grierson is the 125th most popular linguist, the 187th most popular biography from Ireland and the most popular Irish Linguist.

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Among linguists, George Abraham Grierson ranks 125 out of 160Before him are Hrachia Acharian, Charles F. Hockett, William Dwight Whitney, Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Yevgeny Polivanov, and Göran Malmqvist. After him are Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze, Aleksander Brückner, Zellig Harris, Arsène Darmesteter, Takekazu Asaka, and Gerhard Rohlfs.

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Among people born in 1851, George Abraham Grierson ranks 62Before him are Ruperto Chapí, Andrei Zhelyabov, Arnold Pick, Guillermo Billinghurst, Spiru Haret, and Arthur Schuster. After him are Karl Moritz Schumann, Spyridon Lambros, Bedros Tourian, Manuel Curros Enríquez, Maksim Kovalevsky, and Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos. Among people deceased in 1941, George Abraham Grierson ranks 130Before him are Chris Watson, Louis Brandeis, Yekaterina Zelenko, Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Yakov Smushkevich, and Igor Severyanin. After him are Marcus Hurley, Fritz Noether, Fred Karno, José Leite de Vasconcelos, Miina Härma, and Matt McGrath.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, George Abraham Grierson ranks 187 out of 460Before him are Hugh O'Flaherty (1898), John Boyne (1971), Dorothea Jordan (1761), Jason O'Mara (1972), Pat Cox (1952), and William Orpen (1878). After him are Robert Mallet (1810), Joe Kelly (1913), Enda Kenny (1951), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Andrew Scott (1976), and Richard Todd (1919).

Among LINGUISTS In Ireland

Among linguists born in Ireland, George Abraham Grierson ranks 1