Robert Blust

1940 - 2022

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Robert A. Blust (; Chinese: 白樂思; pinyin: Bái Lèsī; May 9, 1940 – January 5, 2022) was an American linguist who worked in several areas, including historical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology. He was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Blust has received more than 65,519 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Blust is the 196th most popular linguist (down from 131st in 2019), the 10,339th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,954th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Linguist.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 43.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Robert Blusts by language

Over the past year Robert Blust has had the most page views in the with 9,124 views, followed by Chinese (3,071), and Malay (865). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ilocano (88.06%), Simple English (68.33%), and Central Bicolano (42.18%)


Among linguists, Robert Blust ranks 196 out of 214Before him are Viktor Vinogradov, Sture Allén, María Rosa Lida de Malkiel, Milena Hübschmannová, Alice Kober, and Georg Bühler. After him are Lyle Campbell, Dmitry Ushakov, Bo Ralph, Rogier Blokland, Sophus Bugge, and Daniel Everett.

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Among people born in 1940, Robert Blust ranks 528Before him are Arthur Alexander, Viktor Kuzkin, Alexander Almetov, Niilo Halonen, Luis Rubiños, and Juliet Mitchell. After him are Jean-Claude Piumi, Thomas M. Disch, Robert Walker, Adriana Hoffmann, Raúl Magaña, and Varsha Adalja. Among people deceased in 2022, Robert Blust ranks 544Before him are Francesco Rizzo, Manuel Muñoz, Carlos Lucas, Rex Hartwig, Richard Baawobr, and George Woods. After him are Jorge Fons, Patricia A. McKillip, Robert Gordon, Yury Zaitsev, Rodney Stark, and Josephine Tewson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Blust ranks 10,339 out of 20,380Before him are Rick Rude (1958), Joey Belladonna (1960), George Woods (1943), Louis Sachar (1954), Michael Lewis (1960), and Lily Rabe (1982). After him are Curt Schilling (1966), Don Gordon (1926), Keen Johnson (1896), Ira Remsen (1846), George Nichols (1864), and Dean Smith (1931).

Among LINGUISTS In United States

Among linguists born in United States, Robert Blust ranks 20Before him are William Dwight Whitney (1827), Charles F. Hockett (1916), Kenneth Lee Pike (1912), George Perkins Marsh (1801), Dell Hymes (1927), and Alice Kober (1906). After him are Lyle Campbell (1942), Daniel Everett (1951), Einar Haugen (1906), and Mary Haas (1910).