Baron d'Holbach

1723 - 1789

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Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (French: [dɔlbak]; 8 December 1723 – 21 January 1789), was a French-German philosopher, encyclopedist, writer, and prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He was born Paul Heinrich Dietrich in Edesheim, near Landau in the Rhenish Palatinate, but lived and worked mainly in Paris, where he kept a salon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baron d'Holbach has received more than 378,291 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Baron d'Holbach is the 136th most popular philosopher (up from 141st in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Germany (up from 195th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Baron d'Holbach ranks 136 out of 1,081Before her are Oswald Spengler, Emanuel Swedenborg, Giambattista Vico, Bonaventure, Swami Vivekananda, and Rudolf Christoph Eucken. After her are Wilhelm Dilthey, John Rawls, Isocrates, Zhu Xi, Edith Stein, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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Among people born in 1723, Baron d'Holbach ranks 2Before her is Adam Smith. After her are Frederick V of Denmark, Joshua Reynolds, Carl Friedrich Abel, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Adam Ferguson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, Prithvi Narayan Shah, and Nicole-Reine Lepaute. Among people deceased in 1789, Baron d'Holbach ranks 2Before her is Abdul Hamid I. After her are Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Claude Joseph Vernet, Ethan Allen, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Franz Xaver Richter, Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay, Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, John Cleland, and Paolo Renier.

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Among people born in Germany, Baron d'Holbach ranks 178 out of 6,142Before her are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Erich Hartmann (1922), Max Ernst (1891), Magda Goebbels (1901), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), and Johann Pachelbel (1653). After her are Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Max Born (1882), and Augustus III of Poland (1696).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Baron d'Holbach ranks 21Before her are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Meister Eckhart (1260), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846). After her are Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Edith Stein (1891), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Adam Weishaupt (1748), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855).