Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq

1522 - 1592

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Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522 in Comines – 28 October 1592 in Saint-Germain-sous-Cailly; Latin: Augerius Gislenius Busbequius), sometimes Augier Ghislain de Busbecq, was a 16th-century Flemish writer, herbalist and diplomat in the employ of three generations of Austrian monarchs. He served as ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople and in 1581 published a book about his time there, Itinera Constantinopolitanum et Amasianum, re-published in 1595 under the title of Turcicae epistolae or Turkish Letters. His letters also contain the only surviving word list of Crimean Gothic, a Germanic dialect spoken at the time in some isolated regions of Crimea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq has received more than 120,208 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq is the 1,536th most popular writer (up from 1,848th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 231st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq ranks 1,536 out of 5,755Before him are Robert Desnos, Anne Desclos, Ghassan Kanafani, Péter Nádas, P. D. James, and Deepak Chopra. After him are Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Jan Guillou, Elizabeth George, Ole Nydahl, Hellanicus of Lesbos, and Anna de Noailles.

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Among people born in 1522, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq ranks 10Before him are Lodovico Ferrari, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, and Joachim du Bellay. After him are Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Shibata Katsuie, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Catherine of Ricci, and Honoré I, Lord of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1592, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq ranks 10Before him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Hümaşah Sultan, Jacopo Bassano, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Thomas Cavendish, and Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli. After him are William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Michiel Coxie, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, and John Casimir of the Palatinate-Simmern.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq ranks 196 out of 1,019Before him are Théo van Rysselberghe (1862), Gudula (646), Pierre Alechinsky (1927), Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Rik Van Looy (1933), and John Langenus (1891). After him are Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (889), Guy Verhofstadt (1953), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Jodocus Hondius (1563), Pierre de la Rue (1460), and Justus van Gent (1430).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq ranks 13Before him are Pierre Louÿs (1870), Henri Michaux (1899), Laura Marx (1845), Victor Serge (1890), Georges Rodenbach (1855), and Hugo Claus (1929). After him are Jean Bolland (1596), John of Ruusbroec (1293), Michel de Ghelderode (1898), William of Moerbeke (1215), Hendrik Conscience (1812), and FM-2030 (1930).