Jost Gippert

1956 - Today

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Jost Gippert (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːst ˈgɪpʰɐt]; born 12 March 1956 in Winz-Niederwenigern, later merged to Hattingen) is a German linguist, Caucasiologist, author, and the professor for Comparative Linguistics at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jost Gippert has received more than 19,398 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Jost Gippert is the 20th most popular linguist (up from 32nd in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,247th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Linguist.

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  • 63.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 34.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Jost Gippert has had the most page views in the with 2,454 views, followed by German (1,570), and Abkhazian (1,185). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (116.46%), Korean (109.47%), and Latvian (90.40%)


Among linguists, Jost Gippert ranks 20 out of 214Before him are August Schleicher, Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Edward Sapir, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Patanjali. After him are Georges Dumézil, Johann Martin Schleyer, Johann Christoph Adelung, Ignác Goldziher, William Jones, and Lucien Tesnière.

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Among people born in 1956, Jost Gippert ranks 23Before him are Andy García, David Copperfield, José Manuel Barroso, Chris Isaak, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Judith Butler. After him are Linda Hamilton, Giuseppe Tornatore, Leslie Cheung, Geena Davis, Ingemar Stenmark, and Martina Navratilova.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jost Gippert ranks 695 out of 7,253Before him are Moritz Schlick (1882), Bernard Katz (1911), Helmut Rahn (1929), Moses Hess (1812), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), and Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174). After him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Georg Elser (1903), Peter Kürten (1883), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), and Kurt Koffka (1886).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Jost Gippert ranks 4Before him are Max Müller (1823), Franz Bopp (1791), and August Schleicher (1821). After him are Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), 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).