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Johann Martin Schleyer

1831 - 1912

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Johann Martin Schleyer (German: [joˈhan ˈmartiːn ˈʃlaɪ̯ər]; 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 46,610 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Johann Martin Schleyer is the 20th most popular linguist (down from 13th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from Germany (down from 627th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Linguist.

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

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Among linguists, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 20 out of 161Before him are Georges Dumézil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Antoine Meillet, and William Jones. After him are Otto Jespersen, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Ignác Goldziher, Nicholas Marr, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, and Sibawayh.

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Among people born in 1831, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 18Before him are Savitribai Phule, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. After him are Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Albert Anker, Nikolai Leskov, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, and Victorien Sardou. Among people deceased in 1912, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 21Before him are William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Auguste Beernaert, John Jacob Astor IV, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, and Franz Reichelt. After him are Benjamin Guggenheim, George Darwin, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Osborne Reynolds, James Paul Moody, and Henry Tingle Wilde.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 817 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), Anthony of Saxony (1755), Bernd Schuster (1959), Paul Reuter (1816), Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722), and August Landmesser (1910). After him are Frederica of Baden (1781), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), Luz Long (1913), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), and Gottfried Feder (1883).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 4Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), and August Schleicher (1821). After him are Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Michel Bréal (1832), Jost Gippert (1956), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Vasily Radlov (1837), Hermann Paul (1846), and Karl Lachmann (1793).