Rudolf von Jhering

1818 - 1892

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Caspar Rudolph Ritter von Jhering (German: [ˈjeːrɪŋ]; also Ihering; 22 August 1818 – 17 September 1892) was a German jurist. He is best known for his 1872 book Der Kampf ums Recht (The Struggle for Law), as a legal scholar, and as the founder of a modern sociological and historical school of law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf von Jhering has received more than 184,023 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Rudolf von Jhering is the 13th most popular lawyer, the 604th most popular biography from Germany (down from 575th in 2019) and the most popular German Lawyer.

Rudolf von Jhering is most famous for his theory of "utilitarianism of law," which is the idea that laws are created to serve a utilitarian purpose.

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Over the past year Rudolf von Jhering has had the most page views in the with 19,831 views, followed by Spanish (16,416), and German (10,461). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (83.08%), Finnish (57.19%), and Basque (52.25%)


Among lawyers, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 13 out of 136Before him are J. Edgar Hoover, Henri La Fontaine, Gaius, Al-Nawawi, Aemilius Papinianus, and Tobias Asser. After him are Leo Frank, Tribonian, Muhammad al-Shaybani, Raphael Lemkin, Al-Tahawi, and Carla Del Ponte.

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Among people born in 1818, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 12Before him are Ivan Turgenev, Christian IX of Denmark, Charles Gounod, Jacob Burckhardt, Lewis H. Morgan, and Marius Petipa. After him are Adolf Anderssen, Sophie of Württemberg, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, and Thomas Mayne Reid. Among people deceased in 1892, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 10Before him are Bahá'u'lláh, Ernest Renan, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Richard Owen, Édouard Lalo, and Thomas Cook. After him are John Couch Adams, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Louis Vuitton, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and Deodoro da Fonseca.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 604 out of 7,253Before him are Fritz Walter (1920), Bruno Bauer (1809), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), and Sandra (1962). After him are Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Julia Drusilla (16), Arno Breker (1900), Karl Wolff (1900), Curd Jürgens (1915), and Max Reger (1873).

Among LAWYERS In Germany

Among lawyers born in Germany, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 1After him are Fabian von Schlabrendorff (1907), Helmuth James von Moltke (1907), Hans Litten (1903), Heinrich Marx (1777), Bernhard Windscheid (1817), Karl Binding (1841), Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1905), and Christian Gottfried Körner (1756).