Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten

1714 - 1762

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Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (; German: [ˈbaʊmˌgaʁtn̩]; 17 July 1714 – 27 May 1762) was a German philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten has received more than 203,625 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten is the 162nd most popular philosopher (down from 153rd in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from Germany (down from 215th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Philosopher.

Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten is most famous for his work in aesthetics. He is also famous for his work on the philosophy of taste and the philosophy of art.

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Among philosophers, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 162 out of 1,089Before him are Adi Shankara, Bodhidharma, Ernst Cassirer, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Emmanuel Levinas, and Marquis de Condorcet. After him are Kabir, Cesare Beccaria, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Paul Ricœur, Jean Buridan, and Ernest Renan.

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Among people born in 1714, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 3Before him are Christoph Willibald Gluck and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. After him are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Joseph I of Portugal, Claude Joseph Vernet, Niccolò Jommelli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Pontiac, Alaungpaya, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Among people deceased in 1762, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth of Russia and Peter III of Russia. After him are James Bradley, Crown Prince Sado, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Emperor Momozono, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Francesco Geminiani, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Jean Calas.

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Among people born in Germany, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 237 out of 5,289Before him are Leopold von Ranke (1795), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Pina Bausch (1940), and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868). After him are Valentinian II (371), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Eduard Buchner (1860), Jupp Heynckes (1945), and John of Austria (1547).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 28Before him are Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Carl Schmitt (1888), and Max Horkheimer (1895). After him are Athanasius Kircher (1602), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Scheler (1874), Max Stirner (1806), Rudolf Carnap (1891), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729).