Wilhelm Schmidt

1868 - 1954

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Wilhelm Schmidt SVD (February 16, 1868 — February 10, 1954) was an German-Austrian Catholic priest, linguist and ethnologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Schmidt has received more than 8,960 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Wilhelm Schmidt is the 26th most popular anthropologist (up from 28th in 2019), the 2,120th most popular biography from Germany and the 2nd most popular German Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Wilhelm Schmidt ranks 26 out of 69Before him are Raymond Dart, Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, and Marc Augé. After him are Cheikh Anta Diop, Pierre Clastres, Bill Mollison, Jacques de Morgan, Franco Basaglia, and Fredrik Barth.

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Among people born in 1868, Wilhelm Schmidt ranks 72Before him are Ahmed Shawqi, Ernst Linder, Otto von Lossow, Robert W. Wood, Jane Avril, and Francis Jammes. After him are James Connolly, Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, Giovanni Giacometti, Infanta Blanca of Spain, Lin Sen, and Edgar Lee Masters. Among people deceased in 1954, Wilhelm Schmidt ranks 49Before him are Yehuda Ashlag, Theodor Kaluza, Onofre Marimón, Fritz London, Thành Thái, and Marianne Weber. After him are Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Frans G. Bengtsson, Ivan Ilyin, Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, Emil Leon Post, and Franz Neumann.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Schmidt ranks 2,120 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1757), William II, Elector of Hesse (1777), William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532), Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1746), Bernd Rosemeyer (1909), and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (1922). After him are Ambrosius Holbein (1494), Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1700), Mathias Rust (1968), Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (1679), Gertrude of Saxony (1030), and Ludwig Reichenbach (1793).


Among anthropologists born in Germany, Wilhelm Schmidt ranks 2Before him are Franz Boas (1858). After him are Fredrik Barth (1928), Birutė Galdikas (1946), Johann Carl Fuhlrott (1803), and Adolf Bernhard Meyer (1840).