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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 48,362 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Christoph Adelung is the 29th most popular linguist (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,159th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,155th 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 29 out of 161Before him are Ignác Goldziher, Nicholas Marr, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Sibawayh, Franz Miklosich, and Louis Hjelmslev. After him are Michel Bréal, Pompeu Fabra, Jost Gippert, Friedrich August Wolf, Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, and Edgar de Wahl.

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Among people born in 1732, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 13Before him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. After him are John Dickinson, Warren Hastings, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Peter Forsskål, Joseph Gaertner, and Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse. Among people deceased in 1806, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 18Before him are William Pitt the Younger, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Mungo Park, and Nicolas Leblanc. After him are Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Michel Adanson, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, and Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christoph Adelung ranks 1,159 out of 6,142Before him are Alfred Weber (1868), Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1800), Amalia of Oldenburg (1818), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (1227), Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine (1617), and Thea von Harbou (1888). After him are Johann Elert Bode (1747), Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709), Maria Reiche (1903), and Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575).

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 Michel Bréal (1832), Jost Gippert (1956), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Vasily Radlov (1837), Hermann Paul (1846), and Karl Lachmann (1793).