Abraham Joshua Heschel

1907 - 1972

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Joshua Heschel has received more than 540,976 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Abraham Joshua Heschel is the 983rd most popular philosopher (down from 945th in 2019), the 744th most popular biography from Poland (down from 719th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Abraham Joshua Heschel ranks 983 out of 1,081Before him are Alexander Men, Ecphantus the Pythagorean, Ram Dass, Jaimini, Josef Pieper, and Jerzy Żuławski. After him are Alice von Hildebrand, Mary Daly, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ernest Nagel, Friedrich Paulsen, and Bernard Stiegler.

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Among people born in 1907, Abraham Joshua Heschel ranks 188Before him are Ramón de la Fuente Leal, Sándor Veress, Blagoje Marjanović, Gene Autry, Roger Vailland, and John Marley. After him are Sergei Shtemenko, Paul Magloire, Peggy Ashcroft, Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, Jean Aerts, and Günter Eich. Among people deceased in 1972, Abraham Joshua Heschel ranks 132Before him are Marianne Moore, Roger Courtois, Jinichi Kusaka, Deniz Gezmiş, Arthur Russell, and Solomon Lefschetz. After him are Balys Dvarionas, Antal Szabó, Markos Vamvakaris, Gavriil Popov, Günter Eich, and Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Among people born in Poland, Abraham Joshua Heschel ranks 744 out of 1,454Before him are Willy Fritsch (1901), Andrzej Bartkowiak (1950), Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715), Martin Rathke (1793), Johann Dzierzon (1811), and Jerzy Żuławski (1874). After him are Zofia Nałkowska (1884), Kazimierz Bein (1872), Erika Steinbach (1943), Paul Kletzki (1900), Matthias Habich (1940), and Wojciech Szczęsny (1990).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Abraham Joshua Heschel ranks 26Before him are Kuno Fischer (1824), Franz Neumann (1900), Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), Leo Baeck (1873), Stanisław Staszic (1755), and Jerzy Żuławski (1874). After him are Michał Heller (1936), Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski (1503), and Tadeusz Kotarbiński (1886).