Pehr Henrik Ling

1776 - 1839

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Pehr Henrik Ling (15 November 1776 in Södra Ljunga – 3 May 1839 in Stockholm) pioneered the teaching of physical education in Sweden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pehr Henrik Ling has received more than 138,755 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Pehr Henrik Ling is the 1,104th most popular writer (up from 1,165th in 2019).

Pehr Henrik Ling is most famous for being the founder of the Swedish system of gymnastics.

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Among writers, Pehr Henrik Ling ranks 1,104 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Sheckley, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Marshall Rosenberg, Gottfried Benn, Martin Andersen Nexø, and Gregory Skovoroda. After him are Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Diana Gabaldon, Noah Gordon, Al-Mutanabbi, Yosa Buson, and Bulat Okudzhava.

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Among people born in 1776, Pehr Henrik Ling ranks 11Before him are John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, and Johann Wilhelm Ritter. After him are Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Peter Barlow, and Jean Lafitte. Among people deceased in 1839, Pehr Henrik Ling ranks 6Before him are Mahmud II, Frederick VI of Denmark, Friedrich Mohs, Caroline Bonaparte, and Fernando Sor. After him are William, Duke of Nassau, William Smith, Ranjit Singh, Princess Marie of Orléans, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia.

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