Alfred Adler

1870 - 1937

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Alfred Adler (; German: [ˈaːdlɐ]; 7 February 1870 – 28 May 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority, the inferiority complex, is recognized as an isolating element which plays a key role in personality development. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Adler has received more than 1,458,205 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Alfred Adler is the 5th most popular psychologist (down from 4th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Austria (up from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Psychologist.

Alfred Adler was a psychoanalyst and the founder of individual psychology. He is most famous for his work in developmental psychology, and his theory of inferiority complexes.

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Among psychologists, Alfred Adler ranks 5 out of 182Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, and Abraham Maslow. After him are Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, and William James.

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Among people born in 1870, Alfred Adler ranks 3Before him are Vladimir Lenin and Maria Montessori. After him are Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, Adolf Loos, William G. Morgan, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Albert Fish, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Jules Bordet, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. Among people deceased in 1937, Alfred Adler ranks 5Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Maurice Ravel, and Guglielmo Marconi. After him are John D. Rockefeller, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, and George Gershwin.

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Among people born in Austria, Alfred Adler ranks 18 out of 1,075Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Stefan Zweig (1881), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863). After him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), and Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Alfred Adler ranks 1After him are Viktor Frankl (1905), Anna Freud (1895), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Melanie Klein (1882), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Gross (1877), René Spitz (1887), Heinz Kohut (1913), and Fritz Heider (1896).