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Joseph Justus Scaliger

1540 - 1609

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Joseph Justus Scaliger (; 5 August 1540 – 21 January 1609) was a French Calvinist religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and Ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and Ancient Egyptian history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Justus Scaliger has received more than 163,400 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Joseph Justus Scaliger is the 59th most popular historian (down from 55th in 2019), the 927th most popular biography from France (down from 851st in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Historian.

Joseph Justus Scaliger was a French scholar and mathematician who is most famous for his work in the fields of chronology and historical linguistics.

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Among historians, Joseph Justus Scaliger ranks 59 out of 339Before him are Euhemerus, Theopompus, Justin, Johann Gustav Droysen, Libanius, and Francesco Guicciardini. After him are Quintus Curtius Rufus, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Gaston Maspero, Heinrich Wölfflin, Henri Pirenne, and Bernard Lewis.

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Among people born in 1540, Joseph Justus Scaliger ranks 8Before him are François Viète, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, Ludolph van Ceulen, John Sigismund Zápolya, Hümaşah Sultan, and Maharana Pratap. After him are Magnus, Duke of Holstein, Gasparo da Salò, Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, Won Gyun, José de Acosta, and Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme. Among people deceased in 1609, Joseph Justus Scaliger ranks 5Before him are Annibale Carracci, Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, and Jacobus Arminius. After him are Carolus Clusius, Federico Zuccari, Gasparo da Salò, John William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, and Yi San-hae.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Justus Scaliger ranks 927 out of 6,011Before him are Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Saint Eligius (588), Claude Lelouch (1937), Francis Lai (1932), Henry I of Navarre (1244), and Cardinal de Rohan (1734). After him are Christine of France (1606), René Cassin (1887), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Juliette Récamier (1777), Jean Dausset (1916), and Max Jacob (1876).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Joseph Justus Scaliger ranks 8Before him are Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Fernand Braudel (1902), Marc Bloch (1886), Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), and Lucien Febvre (1878). After him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), and François Furet (1927).