Henry Sweet

1845 - 1912

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Henry Sweet (15 September 1845 – 30 April 1912) was an English philologist, phonetician and grammarian.As a philologist, he specialized in the Germanic languages, particularly Old English and Old Norse. In addition, Sweet published works on larger issues of phonetics and grammar in language and the teaching of languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Sweet has received more than 144,881 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Sweet is the 153rd most popular linguist, the 4,252nd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 12th most popular British Linguist.

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Among linguists, Henry Sweet ranks 153 out of 160Before him are Kazimieras Būga, Daniel Everett, Monier Monier-Williams, Sergei Starostin, María Rosa Lida de Malkiel, and Ivan Kuratov. After him are Bo Ralph, Lyle Campbell, Georg Bühler, Johan Ludvig Heiberg, Rogier Blokland, and Geoffrey Hull.

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Among people born in 1845, Henry Sweet ranks 84Before him are Wollert Konow, Lobengula, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Nikolaos Deligiannis, Herbert Giles, and Juan Bautista Egusquiza. After him are George Reid, Daniel David Palmer, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, and Edward Douglass White. Among people deceased in 1912, Henry Sweet ranks 102Before him are Patricio Escobar, Anton Aškerc, Luis Cordero Crespo, Björn Jónsson, Edward Wilmot Blyden, and Edward Wilson. After him are Albino Jara, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Sophia Jex-Blake.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Sweet ranks 4,252 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Giles (1944), Jimmy Stewart (1931), Mortimer Wheeler (1890), Tommy Flowers (1905), Richard J. Evans (1947), and Cherie Blair (1954). After him are Guy Fletcher (1960), Edgeworth David (1858), Chris Smalling (1989), Colin Baker (1943), Dominic Howard (1977), and Samuel Hearne (1745).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, Henry Sweet ranks 12Before him are Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), Henry Liddell (1811), and John Eliot (1604). After him are Henry Watson Fowler (1858).