Bruno Bauer

1809 - 1882

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Bruno Bauer (German: [baʊɐ]; 6 September 1809 – 13 April 1882) was a German philosopher and theologian. As a student of G. W. F. Hegel, Bauer was a radical Rationalist in philosophy, politics and Biblical criticism. Bauer investigated the sources of the New Testament and, beginning with Hegel's Hellenophile orientation, concluded that early Christianity owed more to ancient Greek philosophy (Stoicism) than to Judaism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Bauer has received more than 246,846 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Bruno Bauer is the 260th most popular philosopher (down from 246th in 2019), the 512th most popular biography from Germany (down from 439th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Philosopher.

Bruno Bauer is most famous for his criticism of the New Testament and his rejection of the supernatural.

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Among philosophers, Bruno Bauer ranks 260 out of 1,089Before him are Al-Ash'ari, Speusippus, Bias of Priene, Xenocrates, Raymond Aron, and Moritz Schlick. After him are Roger Garaudy, Al-Jahiz, Shen Kuo, Priscus, Alain Badiou, and Gemistus Pletho.

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Among people born in 1809, Bruno Bauer ranks 9Before him are Abraham Lincoln, Nikolai Gogol, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. After him are William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Joseph Liouville, Albert Pike, Hermann Grassmann, and Juliusz Słowacki. Among people deceased in 1882, Bruno Bauer ranks 8Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Friedrich Wöhler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jesse James, Arthur de Gobineau, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. After him are Theodor Schwann, Louis Blanc, William Stanley Jevons, Francesco Hayez, Joseph Liouville, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Among people born in Germany, Bruno Bauer ranks 512 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Baldung (1484), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), and Moritz Schlick (1882). After him are John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Ernst Udet (1896), Julius von Mayer (1814), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Luz Long (1913), and Michael Thonet (1796).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Bruno Bauer ranks 39Before him are Rudolf Carnap (1891), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Franz Brentano (1838), Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), and Moritz Schlick (1882). After him are Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Adam of Bremen (null), Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), David Strauss (1808), and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743).