Johan Huizinga

1872 - 1945

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Johan Huizinga (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈɦœy̯zɪŋɣaː]; 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 266,443 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Johan Huizinga is the 23rd most popular historian (down from 21st in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 32nd 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 341Before him are Cassius Dio, Manetho, Fernand Braudel, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Arnold J. Toynbee, and Leopold von Ranke. After him are Hecataeus of Miletus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Edward Gibbon, Marc Bloch, and Eric Hobsbawm.

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Among people born in 1872, Johan Huizinga ranks 5Before him are Roald Amundsen, Bertrand Russell, Piet Mondrian, and Alexandra Kollontai. After him are Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Djemal Pasha, Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1945, Johan Huizinga ranks 21Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, Paul Valéry, Irma Grese, and Ernst Cassirer. After him are Clara Petacci, Pietro Mascagni, Subhas Chandra Bose, Heinrich Müller, Pierre Laval, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan Huizinga ranks 31 out of 1,209Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), Rinus Michels (1928), and William I of the Netherlands (1772). After him are Rutger Hauer (1944), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), André Rieu (1949), Jan Steen (1626), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), and Theo van Gogh (1857).

Among HISTORIANS In Netherlands

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