Anna Freud

1895 - 1982

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Anna Freud (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 1,105,774 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Anna Freud is the 22nd most popular psychologist (down from 16th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Austria (down from 47th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 22 out of 183Before her are Albert Bandura, John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, B. F. Skinner, Edward Thorndike, and Melanie Klein. After her are Daniel Kahneman, Wilhelm Reich, Irvin D. Yalom, Alfred Binet, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Hermann Ebbinghaus.

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Among people born in 1895, Anna Freud ranks 8Before her are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, Juan Perón, Richard Sorge, Buster Keaton, and Jiddu Krishnamurti. After her are J. Edgar Hoover, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Wilm Hosenfeld, Nikolai Yezhov, Ernst Jünger, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Among people deceased in 1982, Anna Freud ranks 13Before her are Carl Orff, Arthur Rubinstein, Roman Jakobson, Henry Fonda, Philip K. Dick, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel. After her are Erving Goffman, Vasily Chuikov, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jacques Tati, Glenn Gould, and Khalid of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in Austria, Anna Freud ranks 74 out of 1,237Before her are Martin Buber (1878), Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Melanie Klein (1882), Pope Gregory V (972), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861). After her are Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Alban Berg (1885), Christoph Waltz (1956), Heinrich Harrer (1912), Robert Musil (1880), and Otto Wagner (1841).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Anna Freud ranks 4Before her are Alfred Adler (1870), Viktor Frankl (1905), and Melanie Klein (1882). After her are Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), René Spitz (1887), Otto Gross (1877), Heinz Kohut (1913), Walter Mischel (1930), and Fritz Heider (1896).