George Kingsley Zipf

1902 - 1950

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George Kingsley Zipf (; January 7, 1902 – September 25, 1950), was an American linguist and philologist who studied statistical occurrences in different languages.Zipf earned his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, although he also studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin. He was Chairman of the German Department and University Lecturer (meaning he could teach any subject he chose) at Harvard University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Kingsley Zipf has received more than 72,376 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). George Kingsley Zipf is the 102nd most popular linguist (down from 84th in 2019), the 4,587th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,580th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Linguist.

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Among linguists, George Kingsley Zipf ranks 102 out of 160Before him are Anne Dacier, Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, Bernhard Karlgren, Igor M. Diakonoff, Jules Gilliéron, and Heinrich Hübschmann. After him are Kunio Yanagita, Lucien Tesnière, Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, Arie de Jong, Brian Houghton Hodgson, and Daniel Jones.

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Among people born in 1902, George Kingsley Zipf ranks 174Before him are Vasil Mzhavanadze, John Houseman, Dirk Brouwer, Herbert Feigl, Emanuel Feuermann, and Son House. After him are Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi, Erik Eriksen, Juan José Tramutola, Nikolay Kamov, Herma Szabo, and Max Abegglen. Among people deceased in 1950, George Kingsley Zipf ranks 102Before him are Harold Laski, Pavel Bazhov, Black Elk, Konrad von Preysing, Orhan Veli Kanık, and Adolf Meyer. After him are Albert Ehrenstein, Giovanni Giorgi, Joanni Perronet, Adolf Wiklund, Théodore Steeg, and Aleksandrs Čaks.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Kingsley Zipf ranks 4,587 out of 15,968Before him are Helen Frankenthaler (1928), Robert McKee (1941), John Drew Barrymore (1932), Gordon Gould (1920), William Daniels (1927), and Pamela Sue Martin (1953). After him are Edward Feigenbaum (1936), Joe Haldeman (1943), Sam Lloyd (1963), Berry Berenson (1948), Norah Jones (1979), and Rey Mysterio (1974).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, George Kingsley Zipf ranks 11Before him are Leonard Bloomfield (1887), George Lakoff (1941), William Labov (1927), Noah Webster (1758), Joshua Fishman (1926), and Morris Swadesh (1909). After him are Stephen Krashen (1941), Charles F. Hockett (1916), William Dwight Whitney (1827), Daniel Everett (1951), and Lyle Campbell (1942).