Peter Gay

1923 - 2015

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Peter Joachim Gay (né Fröhlich; June 20, 1923 – May 12, 2015) was a German-American historian, educator, and author. He was a Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and former director of the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers (1997–2003). Gay received the American Historical Association's (AHA) Award for Scholarly Distinction in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Gay has received more than 198,793 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Gay is the 269th most popular historian (down from 208th in 2019), the 3,523rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,576th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Peter Gay ranks 269 out of 341Before him are John Keegan, Dino Compagni, Ernest Lavisse, Henrik Gabriel Porthan, Heinrich Ewald, and Mikhail Artamonov. After him are Heinrich Gelzer, İlber Ortaylı, Joan Wallach Scott, George Cœdès, William Robertson, and Ehsan Yarshater.

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Among people born in 1923, Peter Gay ranks 249Before him are Gene Reynolds, Bülent Eken, Balbir Singh Sr., Henryk Gulbinowicz, Ivan Gubijan, and Stefan Bozhkov. After him are Paula Fox, Elizabeth Hawley, Sumner Redstone, Juan Arza, Charlie Mariano, and Devan Nair. Among people deceased in 2015, Peter Gay ranks 233Before him are Angelo Anquilletti, Vlastimil Bubník, Henry Carr, Ninón Sevilla, Grace Lee Whitney, and Bernard Maris. After him are Charb, Roberto Tucci, Pino Daniele, Eduardo Guerrero, Fred Anton Maier, and James Best.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Gay ranks 3,523 out of 5,289Before him are Gottfried August Homilius (1714), Christian August Friedrich Peters (1806), Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1681), Philipp Nicolai (1556), Emil Julius Gumbel (1891), and Joseph Helffrich (1890). After him are Otto Jahn (1813), Heinrich Gelzer (1847), Johannes Wislicenus (1835), Irmgard Möller (1947), Norbert Lammert (1948), and Ernst Hoppenberg (1878).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Peter Gay ranks 39Before him are Georg Gottfried Gervinus (1805), Johann Gottfried Eichhorn (1752), Heinrich Zimmer (1890), Philipp Spitta (1841), Gerhard Friedrich Müller (1705), and Heinrich Ewald (1803). After him are Heinrich Gelzer (1847), Nikolaus Pevsner (1902), Walter Jens (1923), Hermann Oldenberg (1854), and Oliver Grau (1965).