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Arnold Gehlen

1904 - 1976

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Arnold Gehlen (29 January 1904 in Leipzig, German Empire – 30 January 1976 in Hamburg, West Germany) was an influential conservative German philosopher, sociologist, and anthropologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnold Gehlen has received more than 135,879 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Arnold Gehlen is the 5,114th most popular politician (down from 4,242nd in 2019), the 1,404th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,187th in 2019) and the 425th most popular German Politician.

Arnold Gehlen is most famous for his theories on human nature and the human condition. He argues that humans are fundamentally social animals who need to be in a group to survive.

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Among politicians, Arnold Gehlen ranks 5,114 out of 15,577Before him are Traidenis, Garibald I of Bavaria, Angelica Balabanoff, Anna of Savoy, Franz Xaver Schwarz, and Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon. After him are Gasparo da Salò, Sambhaji, Hermeric, Minh Mạng, Yawar Waqaq, and Louis Henri, Prince of Condé.

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Among people born in 1904, Arnold Gehlen ranks 65Before him are Charles J. Pedersen, Elyesa Bazna, Arshile Gorky, Ralph Bellamy, František Plánička, and Luigi Dallapiccola. After him are Count Basie, Isamu Noguchi, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Minoru Genda, Henri Cartan, and Yves Congar. Among people deceased in 1976, Arnold Gehlen ranks 58Before him are George Whipple, Ivan Yakubovsky, Carlo Gambino, Michael Polanyi, Abdul Razak Hussein, and Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach. After him are Walter Warlimont, Harry Nyquist, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Gregor Piatigorsky, Carol Reed, and Phil Ochs.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arnold Gehlen ranks 1,404 out of 6,142Before him are Fritz Thyssen (1873), Lilli Palmer (1914), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), Walter Kasper (1933), Garibald I of Bavaria (550), and Franz Xaver Schwarz (1875). After him are Michael Wolgemut (1434), Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony (1728), Kurt Franz (1914), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Mary Wigman (1886), and Fritz Pfeffer (1889).

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