Annemarie Schimmel

1922 - 2003

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Annemarie Schimmel (7 April 1922 – 26 January 2003) was an influential German Orientalist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam, especially Sufism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Annemarie Schimmel has received more than 280,829 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Annemarie Schimmel is the 516th most popular philosopher (down from 487th in 2019), the 1,388th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,340th in 2019) and the 67th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Annemarie Schimmel ranks 516 out of 1,267Before her are Shantideva, Yuri Lotman, Rodolphus Agricola, Thomas Nagel, Linji Yixuan, and Charles Taylor. After her are A. J. Ayer, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Louis Couturat, William of Champeaux, Eduard Spranger, and Émile Chartier.

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Among people born in 1922, Annemarie Schimmel ranks 79Before her are Denholm Elliott, Karl-Otto Apel, Richard Hamilton, Yuri Lotman, María Casares, and Micheline Presle. After her are Luis Echeverría, Elmer Bernstein, John B. Goodenough, Damiano Damiani, Barbara Bel Geddes, and Roger Etchegaray. Among people deceased in 2003, Annemarie Schimmel ranks 55Before her are Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Waichiro Omura, Moktar Ould Daddah, Frank Sheeran, Anna Lindh, and Rasul Gamzatov. After her are Valentin Pavlov, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Michael P. Anderson, Georg Henrik von Wright, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, and Uday Hussein.

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Among people born in Germany, Annemarie Schimmel ranks 1,388 out of 7,253Before her are Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401), Waldemar Hoven (1903), Georg Stumme (1886), Philipp Bouhler (1899), Diane Kruger (1976), and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694). After her are Fabian von Schlabrendorff (1907), Anne Wiazemsky (1947), Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1697), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Claudia Schiffer (1970), and Max Schreck (1879).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Annemarie Schimmel ranks 67Before her are Hans Reichenbach (1891), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Carl Stumpf (1848), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Hermann Lotze (1817), and Karl Löwith (1897). After her are Eduard Spranger (1882), Hans Blumenberg (1920), Hans Vaihinger (1852), Karl Korsch (1886), Axel Honneth (1949), and Eric Voegelin (1901).