Louis Brandeis

1856 - 1941

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Louis Dembitz Brandeis (; November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was an American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jewish immigrant parents from Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), who raised him in a secular home. He attended Harvard Law School, graduating at the age of 20 with the highest grade point average in the law school's history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Brandeis has received more than 1,172,158 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Louis Brandeis is the 47th most popular lawyer (down from 39th in 2019), the 5,578th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,238th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Louis Brandeis ranks 47 out of 67Before him are Henry de Bracton, Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., William Rehnquist, Clarence Darrow, and Navi Pillay. After him are Michael Cohen, Louise Arbour, George Hadley, Wendell Willkie, Lawrence Lessig, and John Selden.

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Among people born in 1856, Louis Brandeis ranks 85Before him are Paul von Jankó, Luigi Bianchi, Wojciech Kossak, Apollinary Vasnetsov, Matilde Serao, and Günther Beck von Mannagetta und Lerchenau. After him are Ernst Brenner, James Buchanan Duke, Jens Christian Christensen, Alberto Palacio, Aleksander Brückner, and Granville Woods. Among people deceased in 1941, Louis Brandeis ranks 125Before him are Tom Phillips, Fritz Manteuffel, Milka Ternina, Afife Jale, Kazimierz Bartel, and Chris Watson. After him are Yekaterina Zelenko, Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Yakov Smushkevich, Igor Severyanin, George Abraham Grierson, and Marcus Hurley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Brandeis ranks 5,578 out of 15,968Before him are Gary Gygax (1938), Ron Asheton (1948), Michael E. Brown (1965), Isadore Singer (1924), Jason Scott Lee (1966), and Sumner Redstone (1923). After him are Arthur Samuel (1901), Elizabeth Perkins (1960), William Shepherd (1949), Richard D. Zanuck (1934), Pat Smear (1959), and Jim Walton (1948).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Louis Brandeis ranks 10Before him are Bill Gates Sr. (1925), Roy Cohn (1927), Alan Dershowitz (1938), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), William Rehnquist (1924), and Clarence Darrow (1857). After him are Michael Cohen (1966), Wendell Willkie (1892), Lawrence Lessig (1961), Christopher A. Wray (1966), Ken Starr (1946), and Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870).