Leo Frobenius

1873 - 1938

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Leo Viktor Frobenius (29 June 1873 – 9 August 1938) was a German self-taught ethnologist and archaeologist and a major figure in German ethnography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Frobenius has received more than 151,499 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Leo Frobenius is the 25th most popular archaeologist (down from 24th in 2019), the 1,560th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,500th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Archaeologist.

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Over the past year Leo Frobenius has had the most page views in the with 17,415 views, followed by German (9,159), and French (6,114). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (80.18%), Basque (67.59%), and Southern Azerbaijani (64.58%)


Among archaeologists, Leo Frobenius ranks 25 out of 151Before him are Louis Leakey, Austen Henry Layard, Alcide d'Orbigny, Khaemweset, George Gaylord Simpson, and Flinders Petrie. After him are Aurel Stein, Bogdan Filov, Paul Pelliot, Yuri Knorozov, Othniel Charles Marsh, and Isdal Woman.

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Among people born in 1873, Leo Frobenius ranks 53Before him are Melitta Bentz, Liang Qichao, Fritz Thyssen, Arnold van Gennep, Theodor Körner, and Nadežda Petrović. After him are Max Adler, Otto Wels, Édouard Claparède, Hans Berger, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Adolph Zukor. Among people deceased in 1938, Leo Frobenius ranks 56Before him are Alfonsina Storni, Mary Mallon, Joseph Bédier, Aleksandr Kuprin, César Vallejo, and Francis Jammes. After him are Ödön von Horváth, Alexandru Averescu, Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko, Axel Paulsen, Ludwig Borchardt, and Edmund Landau.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leo Frobenius ranks 1,560 out of 7,253Before him are Helmuth James von Moltke (1907), Ralph H. Baer (1922), Ottmar Walter (1924), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), and Joos van Cleve (1485). After him are Julius Schaub (1898), Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774), Gottfried August Bürger (1747), Karin Dor (1938), Johannes Steinhoff (1913), and John Polanyi (1929).


Among archaeologists born in Germany, Leo Frobenius ranks 5Before him are Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), and Karl Richard Lepsius (1810). After him are Isdal Woman (1940), Wilhelm Dörpfeld (1853), Ernst Curtius (1814), Ami Boué (1794), Max von Oppenheim (1860), Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827), and Adolf Furtwängler (1853).