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Hieronymus Wolf

1516 - 1580

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Hieronymus Wolf (13 August 1516 – 8 October 1580) was a sixteenth-century German historian and humanist, most famous for introducing a system of Roman historiography that eventually became the standard in works of medieval Greek history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hieronymus Wolf has received more than 79,776 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Hieronymus Wolf is the 92nd most popular historian (down from 84th in 2019), the 1,349th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,201st in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 92 out of 339Before him are Sozomen, Alois Riegl, Tyrannius Rufinus, Andrea Alciato, Sextus Julius Africanus, and Al-Waqidi. After him are Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Barbara W. Tuchman, Hermann Alexander Diels, Reinhart Koselleck, Jean-Pierre Vernant, and Christoph Cellarius.

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Among people born in 1516, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 5Before him are Mary I of England, Conrad Gessner, Bayinnaung, and Margaret Leijonhufvud. After him are William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Cristóvão da Gama, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Realdo Colombo, Tabinshwehti, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, and Söyembikä of Kazan. Among people deceased in 1580, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 8Before him are Luís de Camões, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Henry, King of Portugal, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, and Ruy López de Segura. After him are Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, Juliana of Stolberg, and Marie of Baden-Sponheim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 1,349 out of 6,142Before him are Helmuth James von Moltke (1907), August Hirt (1898), Niklot (1100), Prince Konrad of Bavaria (1883), Hans Scharoun (1893), and Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis (1860). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz (1721), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), Mechtilde (1241), Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778), Carl Loewe (1796), and Wolf Vostell (1932).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), and Julius Wellhausen (1844). After him are Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Christoph Cellarius (1638), Golo Mann (1909), and August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735).