Samuel von Pufendorf

1632 - 1694

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Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf (8 January 1632 – 13 October 1694) was a German jurist, political philosopher, economist and historian. He was born Samuel Pufendorf and ennobled in 1694; he was made a baron by Charles XI of Sweden a few months before his death at age 62. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel von Pufendorf has received more than 139,624 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Samuel von Pufendorf is the 40th most popular historian (down from 36th in 2019), the 478th most popular biography from Germany (down from 454th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 40 out of 341. Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Jared Diamond, Leonardo Bruni, Ernst Gombrich, Niketas Choniates, and Lucien Febvre. After him are Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, William of Tyre, Aby Warburg, and Poggio Bracciolini.

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Among people born in 1632, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 7Before him are John Locke, Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Christopher Wren. After him are Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, Adam Frans van der Meulen, and Feodosia Morozova. Among people deceased in 1694, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 4Before him are Mary II of England, Matsuo Bashō, and Marcello Malpighi. After him are Natalya Naryshkina, Antoine Arnauld, Francesco Morosini, Suleiman of Persia, Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, John George IV, Elector of Saxony, Pierre Puget, and Vittoria della Rovere.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 478 out of 5,289. Before him are George Grosz (1893), Hans Jonas (1903), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Patrick Süskind (1949), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), and Albert the Bear (1100). After him are Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Ziegler (1898), Pope Victor II (1018), and Willy Messerschmitt (1898).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 4Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Leopold von Ranke (1795), and Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779). After him are Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876).