Johann Martin Schleyer

1831 - 1912

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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 42,795 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Johann Martin Schleyer is the 13th most popular linguist, the 627th most popular biography from Germany (down from 605th 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 13 out of 160Before him are Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Franz Bopp, Edward Sapir, and August Schleicher. After him are Georges Dumézil, Pāṇini, Kūkai, Rasmus Rask, Otto Jespersen, and Algirdas Julien Greimas.

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Among people born in 1831, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 12Before him are James A. Garfield, Richard Dedekind, Emperor Kōmei, Leo von Caprivi, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, and John Stith Pemberton. After him are Cheoljong of Joseon, Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Savitribai Phule, and Nikolai Leskov. Among people deceased in 1912, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 17Before him are Joseph Lister, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Robert Falcon Scott, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William McMaster Murdoch, and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After him are Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor IV, Osborne Reynolds, Auguste Beernaert, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Martin Schleyer ranks 627 out of 5,289Before him are Artur Axmann (1913), Bertha Benz (1849), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), and Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873). After him are John McEnroe (1959), Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), Helmut Newton (1920), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Johannes Rau (1931), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877).

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), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Michel Bréal (1832), Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), and Hermann Paul (1846).