Paul Reuter

1816 - 1899

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Paul Julius Reuter (born Israel Beer Josaphat; 21 July 1816 – 25 February 1899), later ennobled as Freiherr von Reuter (Baron von Reuter), was a German-born British entrepreneur who was a pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Reuter has received more than 348,108 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Paul Reuter is the 91st most popular businessperson, the 862nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 814th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Businessperson.

Paul Reuter is most famous for being the founder of the news agency Reuters.

Memorability Metrics

  • 350k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Paul Reuter has had the most page views in the with 42,437 views, followed by German (11,684), and Persian (8,613). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (89.86%), Welsh (54.85%), and Kurdish (Kurmanji) (52.88%)


Among businesspeople, Paul Reuter ranks 91 out of 847Before him are Estée Lauder, Torakusu Yamaha, Li Ka-shing, Flavio Briatore, Ambroise Vollard, and Gianni Infantino. After him are Paul Allen, Gordon Moore, Eusebi Güell, Bertha Benz, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, and Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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Among people born in 1816, Paul Reuter ranks 7Before him are Charlotte Brontë, Werner von Siemens, Carl Zeiss, Arthur de Gobineau, Eugène Edine Pottier, and Maria Theresa of Austria. After him are Ferdinand II of Portugal, Abbas I of Egypt, Carl Ludwig, Franz Sacher, John Frederick Kensett, and 10th Dalai Lama. Among people deceased in 1899, Paul Reuter ranks 10Before him are Leo von Caprivi, Félix Faure, Rosa Bonheur, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, and Sophus Lie. After him are Ernest Chausson, Giovanni Segantini, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Nubar Pasha, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, and Ludwig Büchner.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Paul Reuter ranks 862 out of 7,253Before him are Stefan George (1868), Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709), Nastassja Kinski (1961), Achim von Arnim (1781), and Frederica of Baden (1781). After him are Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720), Anna Seghers (1900), Josef Albers (1888), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), and Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Paul Reuter ranks 10Before him are Adolf Dassler (1900), Otto Frank (1889), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Jakob Fugger (1459), Henri Nestlé (1814), and Robert Bosch (1861). After him are Bertha Benz (1849), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Uli Hoeneß (1952), James Mayer de Rothschild (1792), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), and Amschel Mayer Rothschild (1773).