Tobias Asser

1838 - 1913

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Tobias Michael Carel Asser (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtoːbiɑs miˈʃɛl ˈkaːrəl ˈɑsər]; 28 April 1838 – 29 July 1913) was a Dutch lawyer and legal scholar. In 1911, he won the Nobel Peace Prize (together with Alfred Fried) for his work in the field of private international law, and in particular for his achievements establishing the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tobias Asser has received more than 136,114 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Tobias Asser is the 12th most popular lawyer, the 80th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 66th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Lawyer.

Tobias Asser is most famous for his work as a lawyer and for his involvement in the Dutch resistance during World War II.

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Among lawyers, Tobias Asser ranks 12 out of 136Before him are Louis Renault, J. Edgar Hoover, Henri La Fontaine, Gaius, Al-Nawawi, and Aemilius Papinianus. After him are Rudolf von Jhering, Leo Frank, Tribonian, Muhammad al-Shaybani, Raphael Lemkin, and Al-Tahawi.

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Among people born in 1838, Tobias Asser ranks 8Before him are John Wilkes Booth, Ernst Mach, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Max Bruch, Jan Matejko, and Luís I of Portugal. After him are Ernest Solvay, Franz Brentano, Émile Loubet, Léon Gambetta, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, and Yamagata Aritomo. Among people deceased in 1913, Tobias Asser ranks 11Before him are J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Lesya Ukrainka, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Menelik II, and Sophia of Nassau. After him are August Bebel, Josephine Cochrane, Harriet Tubman, Philip Sclater, Francisco I. Madero, and Ármin Vámbéry.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Tobias Asser ranks 80 out of 1,646Before him are Dick Advocaat (1947), Peter Canisius (1521), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), Hugo de Vries (1848), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), and Petrus Christus (1410). After him are Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Willebrord Snellius (1580), and Jan Oort (1900).

Among LAWYERS In Netherlands

Among lawyers born in Netherlands, Tobias Asser ranks 2Before him are Hugo Grotius (1583).