Jost Gippert

1956 - Today

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Jost Gippert (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːst ˈgɪpʰɐt]; born in Winz-Niederwenigern, later merged to Hattingen) is a German linguist, Caucasiologist, author, and 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 12,042 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Jost Gippert is the 63rd most popular linguist (down from 36th in 2019), the 2,204th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,269th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Linguist.

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Among linguists, Jost Gippert ranks 63 out of 160. Before him are Michael Halliday, William Labov, Hugo Schuchardt, Germà Colón, Noah Webster, and Josef Dobrovský. After him are Claude Piron, Émile Littré, Vilém Mathesius, Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Louis de Beaufront, and Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke.

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Among people born in 1956, Jost Gippert ranks 80Before him are Krystian Zimerman, Jan Peter Balkenende, Steven Bauer, Andrus Ansip, King Diamond, and Maggie Reilly. After him are Alain Ducasse, Hans van Breukelen, Milan Babić, Taur Matan Ruak, Jens Fink-Jensen, and Frances Arnold.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jost Gippert ranks 2,204 out of 5,289. Before him are Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1770), August Hermann Francke (1663), Richard Hildebrandt (1897), Hinrich Lichtenstein (1780), Wilhelm Peters (1815), and Otto von Knobelsdorff (1886). After him are Johann Heinrich von Mädler (1794), Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1852), Beatrice of Swabia (1198), Uziel Gal (1923), Albert of Saxony (1316), and Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789).

Among LINGUISTS In Germany

Among linguists born in Germany, Jost Gippert ranks 15Before him are Vasily Radlov (1837), Friedrich Christian Diez (1794), Karl Lachmann (1793), Hermann Paul (1846), August Leskien (1840), and Hugo Schuchardt (1842). After him are Carl Brockelmann (1868), Alexander Gode (1906), Adolf Erman (1854), August Immanuel Bekker (1785), Karl Brugmann (1849), and Johannes Schmidt (1843).