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 195,392 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Adam of Bremen is the 270th most popular philosopher (down from 266th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from Germany (down from 484th 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 270 out of 1,089Before him are Priscus, Alain Badiou, Gemistus Pletho, Vladimir Solovyov, Hugh of Saint Victor, and Aristoxenus. After him are Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, Cleanthes, and François Fénelon.

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Among people born in Germany, Adam of Bremen ranks 560 out of 5,289Before him are Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Christopher Clavius (1538), Georg Elser (1903), and Hans Spemann (1869). After him are Felix Hoffmann (1868), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Sophia of Nassau (1836), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Jürgen Stroop (1895), and Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978).


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