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 of Jewish background. 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 97,828 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Tobias Asser is the 12th most popular lawyer, the 83rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 95th 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 67Before him are Gaius, Charles Albert Gobat, Al-Nawawi, Henri La Fontaine, Aemilius Papinianus, and Ulpian. After him are Tribonian, Rudolf von Jhering, Peter Benenson, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Raphael Lemkin, and John F. Kennedy Jr..

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Among people born in 1838, Tobias Asser ranks 8Before him are Georges Bizet, Ernst Mach, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Max Bruch, Franz Brentano, and Ernest Solvay. After him are Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Émile Loubet, Jan Matejko, Yamagata Aritomo, and Léon Gambetta. Among people deceased in 1913, Tobias Asser ranks 13Before him are Menelik II, Josephine Cochrane, Harriet Tubman, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Sophia of Nassau, and August Bebel. After him are Lesya Ukrainka, Francisco I. Madero, Ármin Vámbéry, Lewis A. Swift, Emily Davison, and Gustaf de Laval.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Tobias Asser ranks 83 out of 1,209Before him are Hugo de Vries (1848), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Menno Simons (1496), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Han van Meegeren (1889), and Jacobus Arminius (1560). After him are Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Peter Canisius (1521), Jan van Goyen (1596), Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Willem de Kooning (1904), and Herman Boerhaave (1668).

Among LAWYERS In Netherlands

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