Jacob Burckhardt

1818 - 1897

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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (25 May 1818 – 8 August 1897) was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Burckhardt has received more than 364,473 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob Burckhardt is the 25th most popular historian (down from 23rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Historian.

Jacob Burckhardt is most famous for his work, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.

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Among historians, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 25 out of 341Before him are Fernand Braudel, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Arnold J. Toynbee, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, and Hecataeus of Miletus. After him are Bede, Edward Gibbon, Marc Bloch, Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, and Arrian.

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Among people born in 1818, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 9Before him are Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, Charles Gounod, and Christian IX of Denmark. After him are Marius Petipa, Lewis H. Morgan, Adolf Anderssen, Rudolf von Jhering, Leconte de Lisle, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1897, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 4Before him are Johannes Brahms, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Alphonse Daudet. After him are Karl Weierstrass, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Albert Marth, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 22 out of 749Before him are Johanna Spyri (1827), Albert Hofmann (1906), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Bruno Ganz (1941), and Carl Spitteler (1845). After him are Arnold Böcklin (1827), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Albert I of Germany (1255), Jacques Necker (1732), Erich von Däniken (1935), and Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861).

Among HISTORIANS In Switzerland

Among historians born in Switzerland, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 1After him are Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), and Florian Cajori (1859).