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 (räng′kə), Leopold von 1795-1886.
German historian who pioneered the modern methods of rigorously analyzing firsthand documentation. His works include The History of the Popes (1834-1836).
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(ˈrɑŋ kə)

Leopold von, 1795–1886, German historian.
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O flours, That never will in other Climate grow, My early visitation, and my last At Eev'n, which I bred up with tender hand From the first op'ning bud, and gave ye Names, Who now shall reare ye to the Sun, or ranke Your Tribes, and water from th' ambrosial Fount?
Leopold von Ranke's Deutsche Geschichte im Zeitalter der Reformation (1839-47) and Jacob Burckhardt's Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien (1860) proved formative for German historical awareness.
As minister from 1867 to 1874, he met all the prominent German historians and politicians, including Ranke and Treitschke.
In Gottingen he was taught by Arnold Heeren and Karl Otfried Muller, in Berlin by Boeckh, Schleiermacher, Raumer, Ranke, and Neander.
The third chapter jumps to the nineteenth century, where Leopold von Ranke is aligned with one tradition and Sir Walter Scott with the other.
Implicitly, and inescapably, Walter Scott is not Ranke.
"Leopold von Ranke is the representative of the age which instituted the modern study of history.
Quoting the historian Leopold von Ranke, Churchill pays the historical Pym the highest tribute: "He possessed talents created for times of revolution, capable at once of shaking and destroying existing institutions and of establishing new ones....
Leopold Ranke, son of a lawyer, descendent of Lutheran ministers, student of theology and philology, is the key figure in developing the paradigm of historiographical method inspired on the methods of biblical scholarship and classical philology.
Clark dismisses with ease the truth-claims of positivist history, often associated with Leopold von Ranke's historicist approach ("wie es eigentlich gewesen"--"the way it actually happened"), which in its crudest and arguably caricaturized form has long been abandoned by mainstream academic historians.