Johann Martin Schleyer

1831 - 1912

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Johann Martin Schleyer (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːhan ˈmaʁtiːn ˈʃlaɪɐ]; 18 July 1831 – 16 August 1912) was a German Catholic priest who invented the constructed language Volapük. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Martin Schleyer has received more than 57,972 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Johann Martin Schleyer is the 22nd most popular linguist (down from 20th in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from Germany (up from 817th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Linguist.

Johann Martin Schleyer is most famous for being the founder of the German Trade Union Confederation.

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Over the past year Johann Martin Schleyer has had the most page views in the with 8,672 views, followed by German (7,103), and Russian (2,271). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tumbuka (221.93%), Latin (67.95%), and Cantonese (64.02%)


Among linguists, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 22 out of 214Before him are Kūkai, Edward Sapir, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Patanjali, Jost Gippert, and Georges Dumézil. After him are Johann Christoph Adelung, Ignác Goldziher, William Jones, Lucien Tesnière, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, and Sibawayh.

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Among people born in 1831, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 14Before him are Xianfeng Emperor, Richard Dedekind, Cheoljong of Joseon, Savitribai Phule, Leo von Caprivi, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. After him are Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Victorien Sardou, Albert Anker, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1912, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 19Before him are Joseph Lister, Auguste Beernaert, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Benjamin Guggenheim, and William McMaster Murdoch. After him are James Paul Moody, Nettie Stevens, George Darwin, Franz Reichelt, Nogi Maresuke, and Osborne Reynolds.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 747 out of 7,253Before him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), David Strauss (1808), Günter Schabowski (1929), Erich Priebke (1913), and Maria Barbara Bach (1684). After him are Arthur Nebe (1894), Christopher Clavius (1538), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551), and Wilhelm Hauff (1802).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 5Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), August Schleicher (1821), and Jost Gippert (1956). After him are Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Michel Bréal (1832), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), August Leskien (1840), and Karl Lachmann (1793).