Heinrich Graetz

1817 - 1891

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Heinrich Graetz (German: [ɡʁɛts]; 31 October 1817 – 7 September 1891) was amongst the first historians to write a comprehensive history of the Jewish people from a Jewish perspective. Born Tzvi Hirsch Graetz to a butcher family in Xions (now Książ Wielkopolski), Grand Duchy of Posen, in Prussia (now in Poland), he attended Breslau University, but since Jews at that time were barred from receiving Ph.D.s there, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Jena. After 1845 he was principal of the Jewish Orthodox school of the Breslau community, and later taught history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Graetz has received more than 97,286 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Heinrich Graetz is the 171st most popular historian (down from 166th in 2019), the 546th most popular biography from Poland (down from 522nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Historian.

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Among historians, Heinrich Graetz ranks 171 out of 339Before him are Simon Dubnow, Michael Attaleiates, Peter Andreas Munch, Arno Peters, Festus, and Robert Conquest. After him are Bernard Desclot, Hermann Abert, Paisius of Hilendar, Edgar Quinet, Philistus, and Edward Luttwak.

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Among people born in 1817, Heinrich Graetz ranks 35Before him are José Zorrilla, C. H. D. Buys Ballot, János Arany, Carl Nägeli, Nikolay Kostomarov, and Alfred Józef Potocki. After him are Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Karl Vogt, Debendranath Tagore, George Frederic Watts, Nikoloz Baratashvili, and Georg Herwegh. Among people deceased in 1891, Heinrich Graetz ranks 55Before him are Charles Joshua Chaplin, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, José Manuel Balmaceda, Carl Nägeli, Aleksander Chodźko, and Friedrich von Schmidt. After him are Ferdinand Gregorovius, Sanjō Sanetomi, Antonio Ciseri, Ion C. Brătianu, Pōmare V, and Charles Stewart Parnell.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Heinrich Graetz ranks 546 out of 1,454Before him are Alfred Józef Potocki (1817), Andrzej Szarmach (1950), Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1863), Johann Reinhold Forster (1729), Max von Gallwitz (1852), and Maciej Stryjkowski (1547). After him are Bolesław the Pious (1225), Ernst Niekisch (1889), Daniel Chodowiecki (1726), Teresa Orlowski (1953), Peter Yorck von Wartenburg (1904), and Robert Kubica (1984).

Among HISTORIANS In Poland

Among historians born in Poland, Heinrich Graetz ranks 7Before him are Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), Richard Pipes (1923), Ernst Kantorowicz (1895), Otto von Gierke (1841), Gottfried Achenwall (1719), and Benzion Netanyahu (1910). After him are Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821), Walter Laqueur (1921), Zeev Sternhell (1935), Karl Otfried Müller (1797), Jacob Talmon (1916), and Fritz Stern (1926).