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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 226,734 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten is the 149th most popular philosopher (up from 162nd in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Germany (up from 237th in 2019) and the 24th 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 149 out of 1,081Before him are Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, György Lukács, Martin Buber, Hans Kelsen, and Duns Scotus. After him are Kabir, Jean Baudrillard, Herbert Marcuse, Hippias, Adi Shankara, and John Wycliffe.

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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, Alaungpaya, Pontiac, 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 Crown Prince Sado, James Bradley, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Emperor Momozono, Francesco Geminiani, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Shah Waliullah Dehlawi.

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Among people born in Germany, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 212 out of 6,142Before him are Eckhart Tolle (1948), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), and Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980). After him are Werner von Siemens (1816), Anton Drexler (1884), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Levi Strauss (1829), Hans Zimmer (1957), and Hans Memling (1435).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten ranks 24Before him are Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), and Edith Stein (1891). After him are Herbert Marcuse (1898), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Stirner (1806), Carl Schmitt (1888), and Max Scheler (1874).