Rudolf von Jhering

1818 - 1892

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Caspar Rudolph Ritter von Jhering (also Ihering) (22 August 1818 – 17 September 1892) was a German jurist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf von Jhering has received more than 135,801 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Rudolf von Jhering is the 13th most popular lawyer (up from 14th in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from Germany (up from 642nd in 2019) and the most popular 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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Among lawyers, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 13 out of 68Before him are Gaius, Louis Renault, Henri La Fontaine, Al-Nawawi, Aemilius Papinianus, and Tobias Asser. After him are Tribonian, Raphael Lemkin, Peter Benenson, Al-Qurtubi, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, and Irnerius.

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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 Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Adolf Anderssen, Emperor Norton, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, and Sophie of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1892, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 9Before him are Bahá'u'lláh, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Ernest Renan, Thomas Cook, Richard Owen, and Édouard Lalo. After him are John Couch Adams, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Louis Vuitton, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf von Jhering ranks 575 out of 6,142Before him are Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Werner Mölders (1913), Werner Forssmann (1904), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846), and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907). After him are George Grosz (1893), Simon Marius (1573), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Michael Thonet (1796), and Ludwig Tieck (1773).

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), and Heinrich Marx (1777).