Wilhelm Lexis

1837 - 1914

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Wilhelm Lexis (17 July 1837, Eschweiler, Germany – 24 August 1914, Göttingen, Germany), full name Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht Lexis, was a German statistician, economist, and social scientist. The Oxford Dictionary of Statistics cites him as a "pioneer of the analysis of demographic time series". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Lexis has received more than 22,862 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Lexis is the 245th most popular economist (down from 216th in 2019), the 3,434th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,490th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Economist.

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Among economists, Wilhelm Lexis ranks 245 out of 315Before him are Abhijit Banerjee, Alexander Chayanov, Robert Barro, Herman Daly, Philippe Van Parijs, and Leszek Balcerowicz. After him are Edward Chamberlin, Bernard Lietaer, Fakhruddin Ahmed, José Ángel Gurría, José Luis Sampedro, and Deirdre McCloskey.

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Among people born in 1837, Wilhelm Lexis ranks 75Before him are Mary Harris Jones, Ignatz Kolisch, Charles Yerkes, Elizabeth Jane Gardner, Robert Gould Shaw, and Wilhelm Kühne. After him are Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau, Francis Marrash, William Dean Howells, Walter Hauser, Altaf Hussain Hali, and Thomas Moran. Among people deceased in 1914, Wilhelm Lexis ranks 88Before him are Peyo Yavorov, Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, Jacob Riis, Georgy Sedov, John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, and Ernst Stadler. After him are Carl Chun, Jules Lemaître, Józef Chełmoński, Altaf Hussain Hali, Anselmo Lorenzo, and Christopher Cradock.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Lexis ranks 3,434 out of 5,289Before him are Jeri Ryan (1968), Herman Rarebell (1949), Werner Goldberg (1919), Gustav Hartlaub (1814), Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg (1682), and Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen (1762). After him are Gunter Demnig (1947), Alfred Bickel (1918), Paul du Bois-Reymond (1831), Herbert Runge (1913), Ferdinand von Mueller (1825), and Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster (1869).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Wilhelm Lexis ranks 26Before him are Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949), Adam Müller (1779), E. F. Schumacher (1911), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), Albert O. Hirschman (1915), and Johann Karl Rodbertus (1805). After him are Jörg Meuthen (1961), Ludwig Lachmann (1906), W. Michael Blumenthal (1926), and Andreas Kaplan (1977).