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Leopold von Ranke

1795 - 1886

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Leopold von Ranke (German: [fɔn ˈʁaŋkə]; 21 December 1795 – 23 May 1886) was a German historian and a founder of modern source-based history. He was able to implement the seminar teaching method in his classroom and focused on archival research and the analysis of historical documents. Building on the methods of the Göttingen School of History, he was the first to establish a historical seminar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold von Ranke has received more than 656,901 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Leopold von Ranke is the 22nd most popular historian, the 235th most popular biography from Germany (down from 231st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Historian.

Leopold von Ranke was a German historian who is most famous for his research and writing on the history of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Among historians, Leopold von Ranke ranks 22 out of 339Before him are Procopius, Cassius Dio, Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Mircea Eliade, and Fernand Braudel. After him are Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Marc Bloch, and Arrian.

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Among people born in 1795, Leopold von Ranke ranks 3Before him are James K. Polk and Frederick William IV of Prussia. After him are John Keats, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Thomas Carlyle, Alexander Griboyedov, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Dred Scott, and John William Polidori. Among people deceased in 1886, Leopold von Ranke ranks 5Before him are Franz Liszt, Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Emily Dickinson. After him are Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Prince Louis, Count of Trani.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leopold von Ranke ranks 235 out of 6,142Before him are John of Austria (1547), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Jupp Heynckes (1945), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1872). After him are Hermann Hoth (1885), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Heinrich Müller (1900), Pope Clement II (1005), Eduard Buchner (1860), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Leopold von Ranke ranks 2Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717). After him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923).