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Adam of Bremen

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Adam of Bremen (Latin: Adamus Bremensis; German: Adam von Bremen) (before 1050 – 12 October 1081/1085) was a German medieval chronicler. He lived and worked in the second half of the eleventh century. Adam is most famous for his chronicle Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum (Deeds of Bishops of the Hamburg Church). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam of Bremen has received more than 237,873 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Adam of Bremen is the 291st most popular philosopher (down from 270th in 2019), the 620th most popular biography from Germany (down from 560th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Philosopher.

Adam of Bremen was a German historian and archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. He is most famous for his work "Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum" (Deeds of the Bishops of the Hamburg Church) which he completed in 1075. The work is a history of the Hamburg-Bremen Archbishopric, and includes a history of the Northern Crusades.

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Among philosophers, Adam of Bremen ranks 291 out of 1,081Before him are Anacharsis, A. S. Neill, Nicolai Hartmann, Félix Guattari, Roscellinus, and Ramana Maharshi. After him are Synesius, Robert Nozick, Sri Aurobindo, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Jerome of Prague, and Rudolf Otto.

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Among people born in Germany, Adam of Bremen ranks 620 out of 6,142Before him are Bert Hellinger (1925), Otto Loewi (1873), Albert Göring (1895), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Manfred Eigen (1927), and Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727). After him are August Horch (1868), Franz Stuck (1863), Curd Jürgens (1915), Fritz Perls (1893), Erich Priebke (1913), and Johannes Rau (1931).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Adam of Bremen ranks 41Before him are Franz Brentano (1838), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), Bruno Bauer (1809), and Rudolf Bultmann (1884). After him are Rudolf Otto (1869), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), David Strauss (1808), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Hermann Cohen (1842).