Karl Baedeker

1801 - 1859

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Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker ( BAY-dik-ər, German: [ˈbɛːdəkɐ]; 3 November 1801 – 4 October 1859) was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Karl Baedeker was descended from a long line of printers, booksellers and publishers. He was the eldest of ten children of Gottschalk Diederich Bädeker (1778–1841), who had inherited the publishing house founded by his own father, Zacharias Gerhard Bädeker (1750–1800). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Baedeker has received more than 71,312 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Karl Baedeker is the 187th most popular businessperson (up from 196th in 2019), the 1,731st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,986th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Karl Baedeker ranks 187 out of 601Before him are Lakshmi Mittal, Mino Raiola, Dietmar Hopp, Josep Lluís Núñez, Sheldon Adelson, and Peter Sauber. After him are George Gallup, Yves Rocher, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Uğur Şahin, Maxwell Perkins, and Henry J. Heinz.

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Among people born in 1801, Karl Baedeker ranks 23Before him are Prince Charles of Prussia, George Biddell Airy, Thomas Cole, Albert Lortzing, Moritz von Jacobi, and Immanuel Nobel. After him are Marie Laveau, Vladimir Dal, Maria Theresa of Austria, Henri Labrouste, Zénaïde Bonaparte, and William H. Seward. Among people deceased in 1859, Karl Baedeker ranks 22Before him are John Brown, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas De Quincey, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Alfred Vail, and Nana Sahib. After him are Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, John Austin, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Robert Stephenson, and Louis Poinsot.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Baedeker ranks 1,731 out of 6,142Before him are Jochen Mass (1946), Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia (1716), Isidor Straus (1845), Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515), August Oetker (1862), and Adolf Eugen Fick (1829). After him are Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (1937), Ludwig Fischer (1905), Fritz Klingenberg (1912), Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (1614), Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont (1704), and Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (1072).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Karl Baedeker ranks 20Before him are Uli Hoeneß (1952), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Jawed Karim (1979), Melitta Bentz (1873), Karl Albrecht (1920), and Dietmar Hopp (1940). After him are Axel Springer (1912), Maurice de Hirsch (1831), Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Carl Laemmle (1867), Hans Wilsdorf (1881), and Friedrich Bayer (1825).