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Samuel von Pufendorf

1632 - 1694

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Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf (8 January 1632 – 26 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 195,695 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Samuel von Pufendorf is the 40th most popular historian, the 466th most popular biography from Germany (up from 478th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Historian.

Samuel von Pufendorf was a German philosopher and jurist. He is most famous for his book, "The Law of Nature and Nations," which was the first work to systematically explore the law of nations.

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Among HISTORIANS

Among historians, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 40 out of 339Before him are Edward Gibbon, William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Leonardo Bruni, and Lucien Febvre. After him are Aby Warburg, Ernst Gombrich, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, Niketas Choniates, and Jared Diamond.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1632, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 6Before him are John Locke, Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Jean-Baptiste Lully. After him are Christopher Wren, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1694, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 4Before him are Mary II of England, Matsuo Bashō, and Marcello Malpighi. After him are Antoine Arnauld, Natalya Naryshkina, Suleiman of Persia, Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, Francesco Morosini, John George IV, Elector of Saxony, Vittoria della Rovere, and Pierre Puget.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 466 out of 6,142Before him are Emil Nolde (1867), Jean Paul (1763), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), and Johann Gottfried Galle (1812). After him are Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), and Ernst Lubitsch (1892).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf ranks 5Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), and Erwin Panofsky (1892). After him are Aby Warburg (1866), Erich Auerbach (1892), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923).