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. According to Caroline Hoefferle, "Ranke was probably the most important historian to shape [the] historical profession as it emerged in Europe and the United States in the late 19th century". He was able to implement the seminar teaching method in his classroom and focused on archival research and the analysis of historical documents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold von Ranke has received more than 519,579 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Leopold von Ranke is the 22nd most popular historian (up from 29th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Germany (up from 294th 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 341Before him are Mircea Eliade, Cassius Dio, Manetho, Fernand Braudel, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, and Arnold J. Toynbee. After him are Johan Huizinga, Hecataeus of Miletus, Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Edward Gibbon, and Marc Bloch.

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Among people born in 1795, Leopold von Ranke ranks 4Before him are James K. Polk, Frederick William IV of Prussia, and John Keats. After him are Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Thomas Carlyle, Johns Hopkins, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Gabriel Lamé, and Alexander Griboyedov. 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, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leopold von Ranke ranks 231 out of 5,289Before him are Eckhart Tolle (1948), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Albert Kesselring (1885), Irma Grese (1923), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086). After him are Ludwig Erhard (1897), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Pina Bausch (1940), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714).

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), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876).