Anna Freud

1895 - 1982

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Anna Freud CBE (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was a British psychoanalyst of Austrian–Jewish descent. She was born in Vienna, the sixth and youngest child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Freud has received more than 1,598,688 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Anna Freud is the 24th most popular psychologist (down from 22nd in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Austria (down from 74th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Psychologist.

Anna Freud was a psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud. She is most famous for her theories on the ego, the id, and the superego.

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Among psychologists, Anna Freud ranks 24 out of 235Before her are Kurt Lewin, Daniel Kahneman, Irvin D. Yalom, Wilhelm Reich, Edward Thorndike, and B. F. Skinner. After her are Melanie Klein, Gustav Fechner, Karen Horney, Alfred Binet, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

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Among people born in 1895, Anna Freud ranks 13Before her are Buster Keaton, Richard Sorge, Ernst Jünger, Wilm Hosenfeld, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Max Horkheimer. After her are Mikhail Bakhtin, Paul Éluard, J. Edgar Hoover, Levi Eshkol, Henrik Dam, and Dolores Ibárruri. Among people deceased in 1982, Anna Freud ranks 14Before her are Carl Orff, Roman Jakobson, Arthur Rubinstein, Philip K. Dick, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel. After her are Vasily Chuikov, Erving Goffman, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Louis Aragon, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and Gala Dalí.

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Among people born in Austria, Anna Freud ranks 80 out of 1,424Before her are Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Alma Mahler (1879), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Otto Wagner (1841), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), and Peter Drucker (1909). After her are Victor Francis Hess (1883), Melanie Klein (1882), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Archduke Otto of Austria (1865), Geli Raubal (1908), and Christoph Waltz (1956).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Anna Freud ranks 3Before her are Alfred Adler (1870), and Viktor Frankl (1905). After her are Melanie Klein (1882), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Gross (1877), René Spitz (1887), Heinz Kohut (1913), Otto F. Kernberg (1928), and Walter Mischel (1930).