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 54,920 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Hieronymus Wolf is the 84th most popular historian (up from 88th in 2019), the 1,201st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,259th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 84 out of 341Before him are Georges Duby, Al-Dhahabi, Tyrannius Rufinus, Al-Maqrizi, Timaeus, and Alois Riegl. After him are Sozomen, Al-Waqidi, Eunapius, Sextus Julius Africanus, Donna Haraway, and Andrea Alciato.

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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, Realdo Colombo, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, John Foxe, 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, Alonso Mudarra, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, and Raphael Holinshed.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 1,201 out of 5,289Before him are Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862), Herta Bothe (1921), Klaus Störtebeker (1360), Uli Hoeneß (1952), Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (1229), and Karl von Bülow (1846). After him are Max Hoffmann (1869), Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1914), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), W. G. Sebald (1944), Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), and Tilman Riemenschneider (1460).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Hieronymus Wolf ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), and Julius Wellhausen (1844). After him are Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735), Christoph Cellarius (1638), and Helmold (1120).