Otto von Gierke

1841 - 1921

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Otto Friedrich von Gierke, born Otto Friedrich Gierke (11 January 1841 – 10 October 1921) was a German legal scholar and historian. He is considered today as one of the most influential and important legal scholars of the 19th and 20th century. In his four-volume magnum opus entitled Das deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht (German Law of Associations), he pioneered the study of social groups and the importance of associations in German life, which stood between the divide of private and public law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Gierke has received more than 47,156 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto von Gierke is the 142nd most popular historian, the 464th most popular biography from Poland and the 4th most popular Polish Historian.

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Among historians, Otto von Gierke ranks 142 out of 341Before him are Michael Attaleiates, Agatharchides, Bernard Berenson, Heinrich von Treitschke, Ian Kershaw, and Antony Beevor. After him are Pierre Nora, Robert Conquest, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Max Weinreich, Philochorus, and Vladimir Minorsky.

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Among people born in 1841, Otto von Gierke ranks 32Before him are Annie Chapman, Julius von Payer, Louis Le Prince, Ybyrai Altynsarin, Hermann Carl Vogel, and Eliza Orzeszkowa. After him are Wilfrid Laurier, François-Alphonse Forel, Prudente de Morais, Eugenius Warming, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, and Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales. Among people deceased in 1921, Otto von Gierke ranks 54Before him are Colin Archer, Said Halim Pasha, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Émile Boutroux, Jean-Paul Laurens, and Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg. After him are Juhani Aho, Annie Edson Taylor, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Hans Hartwig von Beseler, Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, and Joel Asaph Allen.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Otto von Gierke ranks 464 out of 1,231Before him are Eduard Strasburger (1844), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), Kuno Fischer (1824), Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836), Josef Hofmann (1876), and Gustav Flatow (1875). After him are Kazimierz Fajans (1887), Karol Świerczewski (1897), Kurt Goldstein (1878), Ewa Demarczyk (1941), Fritz von Below (1853), and Ryszard Siwiec (1909).

Among HISTORIANS In Poland

Among historians born in Poland, Otto von Gierke ranks 4Before him are Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), Zeev Sternhell (1935), and Richard Pipes (1923). After him are Heinrich Graetz (1817), Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821), Gottfried Achenwall (1719), Karl Otfried Müller (1797), Walter Laqueur (1921), Fritz Stern (1926), and Jan T. Gross (1947).