Top philosophers born in Germany

Who are the most famous philosophers from Germany? Based on MIT’s Historical Popularity Index

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844, Röcken) ✰✰✰✰✰

2. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770, Stuttgart) ✰✰✰✰✰

3. Friedrich Engels (1820, Wuppertal) ✰✰✰✰

4. Jürgen Habermas (1929, Düsseldorf) ✰✰

5. Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762, Rammenau) ✰✰

6. Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804, Landshut) ✰✰

7. Walter Benjamin (1892, Berlin) ✰✰

8. Karl Jaspers (1883, Oldenburg) ✰✰

9. Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767, Potsdam) ✰✰

10. Carl von Clausewitz (1780, Burg bei Magdeburg) ✰✰

11. Hannah Arendt (1906, Hanover) ✰✰

12. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775, Leonberg) ✰✰

13. Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846, Aurich) ✰✰

14. Herbert Marcuse (1898, Berlin) ✰✰

15. Max Stirner (1806, Bayreuth) ✰✰

16. Wilhelm Dilthey (1833, Wiesbaden-Biebrich) ✰✰

17. Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900, Marburg) ✰✰

18. Oswald Spengler (1880, Blankenburg (Harz)) ✰✰

19. Carl Schmitt (1888, Plettenberg) ✰

20. Max Horkheimer (1895, Stuttgart) ✰

21. Ferdinand Tönnies (1855, Oldenswort) ✰

22. Max Scheler (1874, Munich) ✰

23. Moses Mendelssohn (1729, Dessau) ✰

24. Rudolf Carnap (1891, Ronsdorf) ✰

25. Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776, Oldenburg) ✰

26. Athanasius Kircher (1601, Geisa) ✰

27. Ernst Bloch (1885, Ludwigshafen am Rhein) ✰

28. Franz Brentano (1838, Boppard) ✰

29. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714, Berlin) ✰

30. Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486, Cologne) ✰

31. Adam Weishaupt (1748, Ingolstadt) ✰

32. Baron d’Holbach (1723, Edesheim) ✰

33. Rudolf Bultmann (1884, Wiefelstede) ✰

34. Bruno Bauer (1809, Eisenberg) ✰

35. Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel (1782, Oberweißbach)

36. Meister Eckhart (1260, Tambach-Dietharz)

37. Moritz Schlick (1882, Berlin)


Source:

Yu, A. Z., et al. (2016). Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies. Scientific Data 2:150075. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.75



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