Johann Ludwig Burckhardt

1784 - 1817

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Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt (24 November 1784 – 15 October 1817) was a Swiss traveller, geographer and Orientalist. Burckhardt assumed the alias Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah during his travels in Arabia. He wrote his letters in French and signed Louis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Ludwig Burckhardt has received more than 220,579 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Johann Ludwig Burckhardt is the 835th most popular writer (up from 879th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 86th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swiss Writer.

Johann Ludwig Burckhardt is most famous for his discovery of the temple of Abu Simbel.

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Among writers, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ranks 835 out of 5,794Before him are Ernest Thompson Seton, Ève Curie, Abraham Abulafia, Thomas Pynchon, Ivan Franko, and Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné. After him are Juliette Récamier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Solomon Northup, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Theognis of Megara, and Patrick White.

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Among people born in 1784, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Bessel, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Marie-Antoine Carême, Karl Thomas Mozart, Louis Spohr, and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. After him are Leo von Klenze, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, François Rude, Rafael del Riego, Ferdinand Ries, and Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel. Among people deceased in 1817, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ranks 9Before him are Charles Messier, Tadeusz Kościuszko, André Masséna, Marie Walewska, Karađorđe, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth. After him are Princess Charlotte of Wales, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Theroigne de Mericourt, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, William Bligh, and Fyodor Ushakov.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ranks 76 out of 749Before him are Peter Zumthor (1943), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Niklaus Wirth (1934), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), and Roger Federer (1981). After him are Brother Roger (1915), Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778), Daniel Bovet (1907), Félix Vallotton (1865), Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815), and Jost Bürgi (1552).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt ranks 10Before him are Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Alejo Carpentier (1904), and Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741). After him are Gottfried Keller (1819), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878).