Leo Spitzer

1887 - 1960

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Leo Spitzer (German: [ˈʃpɪtsɐ]; 7 February 1887 – 16 September 1960) was an Austrian Romanist and Hispanist, philologist, and an influential and prolific literary critic. He was known for his emphasis on stylistics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Spitzer has received more than 69,648 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Leo Spitzer is the 82nd most popular linguist, the 569th most popular biography from Austria and the 2nd most popular Austrian Linguist.

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Among linguists, Leo Spitzer ranks 82 out of 214Before him are Konrad Duden, Carl Brockelmann, Ramón Menéndez Pidal, Agop Dilâçar, August Immanuel Bekker, and Holger Pedersen. After him are Jan Mukařovský, Johannes Aavik, Vasili Eroshenko, Alexander Gode, Morris Swadesh, and Anne Dacier.

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Among people born in 1887, Leo Spitzer ranks 117Before him are Kazimierz Fajans, Jean Patou, Alvin Hansen, Princess Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Jean Ray, and Vladimir Smirnov. After him are Paula von Preradović, Andrei Shkuro, Ayşe Sultan, Adone Zoli, Abolqasem Lahouti, and Otto Schniewind. Among people deceased in 1960, Leo Spitzer ranks 84Before him are Erwin Jaenecke, Nima Yooshij, Leó Weiner, Alan Stacey, Jules Supervielle, and Dirk Jan de Geer. After him are Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria, Ayşe Sultan, Adone Zoli, Chris Bristow, and Sibilla Aleramo.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Leo Spitzer ranks 569 out of 1,424Before him are Conchita Wurst (1988), Franz König (1905), Natascha Kampusch (1988), Josef Klaus (1910), Edmund Glaise-Horstenau (1882), and Heimito von Doderer (1896). After him are Anton Schall (1907), Károly Huszár (1882), Günter Brus (1938), Hanns Hörbiger (1867), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), and Dezső Kosztolányi (1885).

Among LINGUISTS In Austria

Among linguists born in Austria, Leo Spitzer ranks 2Before him are Max Nettlau (1865). After him are Eugen Wüster (1898).