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Johan Huizinga

1872 - 1945

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Johan Huizinga (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈɦœyzɪŋɣaː]; 7 December 1872 – 1 February 1945) was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Huizinga has received more than 348,421 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Johan Huizinga is the 23rd most popular historian, the 32nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Historian.

Johan Huizinga is most famous for his book Homo Ludens, which is about the importance of play in human culture.

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Among historians, Johan Huizinga ranks 23 out of 339Before him are Cassius Dio, Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, and Leopold von Ranke. After him are Saxo Grammaticus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Marc Bloch, Arrian, and Friedrich Carl von Savigny.

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Among people born in 1872, Johan Huizinga ranks 7Before him are Roald Amundsen, Piet Mondrian, Bertrand Russell, Alexandra Kollontai, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Calvin Coolidge. After him are Haakon VII of Norway, Paul Langevin, Léon Blum, Emil Hácha, Marcel Mauss, and Djemal Pasha. Among people deceased in 1945, Johan Huizinga ranks 21Before him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Wilhelm Canaris, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Ernst Cassirer, and Irma Grese. After him are Pietro Mascagni, Clara Petacci, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, David Lloyd George, George S. Patton, and Vidkun Quisling.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan Huizinga ranks 32 out of 1,427Before him are Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), Rutger Hauer (1944), and Peter Debye (1884). After him are Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), Rinus Michels (1928), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), William II of the Netherlands (1792), and Guus Hiddink (1946).

Among HISTORIANS In Netherlands

Among historians born in Netherlands, Johan Huizinga ranks 1After him are Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), Reinhart Dozy (1820), Johannes Meursius (1579), and Martin van Creveld (1946).