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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 447,350 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Jacob Burckhardt is the 25th most popular historian, the 26th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 22nd in 2019) 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 339Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, and Saxo Grammaticus. After him are Bede, Marc Bloch, Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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Among people born in 1818, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 9Before him are Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Christian IX of Denmark, and Charles Gounod. After him are Lewis H. Morgan, Marius Petipa, Rudolf von Jhering, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Adolf Anderssen, and Emperor Norton. Among people deceased in 1897, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 4Before him are Johannes Brahms, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Karl Weierstrass. After him are Alphonse Daudet, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Savitribai Phule, Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Albert Marth, and Jiroemon Kimura.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jacob Burckhardt ranks 26 out of 876Before him are Albert Hofmann (1906), Ursula Andress (1936), Carl Spitteler (1845), Bruno Ganz (1941), Élie Ducommun (1833), and Arnold Böcklin (1827). After him are Conrad Gessner (1516), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), and Jacques Necker (1732).

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).