Max Weinreich

1894 - 1969

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Max Weinreich (Yiddish: מאקס וויינרייך Maks Vaynraych; Russian: Мейер Лазаревич Вайнрайх, Meyer Lazarevich Vaynraykh; Latvia, 22 April 1894 – New York City, 29 January 1969) was a Russian Jewish linguist, specializing in sociolinguistics and Yiddish, and the father of the linguist Uriel Weinreich, who edited the Modern Yiddish-English English-Yiddish Dictionary.He is known for popularising the phrase "A language is a dialect with an army and navy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Weinreich has received more than 81,095 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Max Weinreich is the 146th most popular historian (down from 143rd in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Latvia (down from 46th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian Historian.

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Among historians, Max Weinreich ranks 146 out of 341Before him are Ian Kershaw, Antony Beevor, Otto von Gierke, Pierre Nora, Robert Conquest, and Johann Weikhard von Valvasor. After him are Philochorus, Vladimir Minorsky, Hisham ibn al-Kalbi, Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Matthew of Edessa, and Johan Rudolph Thorbecke.

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Among people born in 1894, Max Weinreich ranks 96Before him are E. C. Segar, Otto Wöhler, Gerhard Schmidhuber, Oskar Klein, Francisco Craveiro Lopes, and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Âşık Veysel, Frans G. Bengtsson, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Thorleif Haug, Claude Cahun, and Ivan Isakov. Among people deceased in 1969, Max Weinreich ranks 78Before him are Ramón Grau, Adolfo López Mateos, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Kimon Georgiev, Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, and Jeffrey Hunter. After him are John Wyndham, Claude Dornier, Eduardo Mondlane, Peter van Eyck, Domingo Tejera, and Josef Blösche.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Max Weinreich ranks 51 out of 242Before him are Maria Amalia of Courland (1653), Yevgeny Miller (1867), Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski (1876), Jānis Pujats (1930), Valdis Zatlers (1955), and Herberts Cukurs (1900). After him are Paul Walden (1863), Inese Jaunzeme (1932), Pēteris Stučka (1865), Viktors Arājs (1910), Eduard Totleben (1818), and Maria Skobtsova (1891).

Among HISTORIANS In Latvia

Among historians born in Latvia, Max Weinreich ranks 1