Johann Christoph Adelung

1732 - 1806

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Johann Christoph Adelung (8 August 1732 – 10 September 1806) was a German grammarian and philologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christoph Adelung has received more than 45,434 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Johann Christoph Adelung is the 30th most popular linguist (down from 20th in 2019), the 1,155th most popular biography from Germany (down from 813th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Linguist.

Johann Christoph Adelung is most famous for his work on the grammar of the Sanskrit language.

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Among linguists, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 30 out of 160Before him are Nicholas Marr, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Alexandre de Rhodes, Louis Hjelmslev, Sibawayh, and Jan Baudouin de Courtenay. After him are Pompeu Fabra, Friedrich August Wolf, Bedřich Hrozný, Ignác Goldziher, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and Joseph Greenberg.

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Among people born in 1732, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 13Before him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Adélaïde of France, Abbas III, and Carl Gotthard Langhans. After him are Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, John Dickinson, Warren Hastings, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Hieronymus von Colloredo, and Nevil Maskelyne. Among people deceased in 1806, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 18Before him are Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, William Pitt the Younger, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Nicolas Leblanc, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. After him are Michel Adanson, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Mungo Park, and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 1,155 out of 5,289Before him are Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (1511), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), Adolph Wagner (1835), and Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1724). After him are Prince Henry of Prussia (1862), Theodor Escherich (1857), Joachim Sauer (1949), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), Ralph H. Baer (1922), and Heinrich Schwabe (1789).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 6Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), August Schleicher (1821), Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), and Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775). After him are Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Michel Bréal (1832), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), and Hermann Paul (1846).