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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 118,871 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Tobias Asser is the 12th most popular lawyer, the 66th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 83rd 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 68Before him are Carlo Buonaparte, Gaius, Louis Renault, Henri La Fontaine, Al-Nawawi, and Aemilius Papinianus. After him are Rudolf von Jhering, Tribonian, Raphael Lemkin, Peter Benenson, Al-Qurtubi, and Fabian von Schlabrendorff.

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Among people born in 1838, Tobias Asser ranks 7Before him are John Wilkes Booth, Georges Bizet, Ernst Mach, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Max Bruch, and Franz Brentano. After him are Luís I of Portugal, Jan Matejko, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Ernest Solvay, Émile Loubet, and Léon Gambetta. Among people deceased in 1913, Tobias Asser ranks 11Before him are J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Harriet Tubman, Sophia of Nassau, and Lesya Ukrainka. After him are Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Josephine Cochrane, August Bebel, Francisco I. Madero, Ármin Vámbéry, and Philip Sclater.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Tobias Asser ranks 66 out of 1,427Before him are Rem Koolhaas (1944), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Theo van Gogh (1857), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), Peter Canisius (1521), and Gerrit Rietveld (1888). After him are Frits Zernike (1888), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Dieric Bouts (1415), Jan Tinbergen (1903), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836).

Among LAWYERS In Netherlands

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