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Theodor Mommsen

1817 - 1903

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Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (German pronunciation: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈmɔmzn̩] (listen); 30 November 1817 – 1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician and archaeologist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest classicists of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Mommsen has received more than 402,143 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Theodor Mommsen is the 3rd most popular archaeologist, the 97th most popular biography from Germany (up from 111th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Archaeologist.

Theodor Mommsen was a German historian, archaeologist, and jurist. He is most famous for his work on Roman history.

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Among archaeologists, Theodor Mommsen ranks 3 out of 104Before him are Jean-François Champollion and Heinrich Schliemann. After him are Howard Carter, Arthur Evans, Edward Drinker Cope, Zahi Hawass, Marija Gimbutas, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, V. Gordon Childe, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli.

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Among people born in 1817, Theodor Mommsen ranks 2Before him is Henry David Thoreau. After him are William III of the Netherlands, Ivan Aivazovsky, Bahá'u'lláh, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Charles-François Daubigny, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Syed Ahmad Khan, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, and Niels Gade. Among people deceased in 1903, Theodor Mommsen ranks 5Before him are Paul Gauguin, Herbert Spencer, Pope Leo XIII, and Camille Pissarro. After him are Alois Hitler, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Alexander I of Serbia, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Otto Weininger, and Hugo Wolf.

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Among people born in Germany, Theodor Mommsen ranks 97 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), and William Herschel (1738). After him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Walter Gropius (1883), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Alfred Wegener (1880), and Clara Schumann (1819).


Among archaeologists born in Germany, Theodor Mommsen ranks 2Before him are Heinrich Schliemann (1822). After him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Karl Richard Lepsius (1810), Leo Frobenius (1873), Ami Boué (1794), Wilhelm Dörpfeld (1853), Ernst Curtius (1814), Halet Çambel (1916), Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827), Ernst Herzfeld (1879), and Rudolf Wagner (1805).