Carl Schmitt

1888 - 1985

Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt (; German: [ʃmɪt]; 11 July 1888 – 7 April 1985) was a conservative German jurist, political theorist, and prominent member of the Nazi Party. Schmitt wrote extensively about the effective wielding of political power. He is noted as a critic of parliamentary democracy, liberalism, and cosmopolitanism, and his work has been a major influence on subsequent political theory, legal theory, continental philosophy, and political theology, but its value and significance are controversial, mainly due to his intellectual support for and active involvement with Nazism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Schmitt has received more than 905,560 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 154th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Carl Schmitt ranks 153 out of 1,005Before him are Wilhelm Dilthey, Adi Shankara, Jean Baudrillard, Baron d'Holbach, Ferdinand Tönnies, and Louis Althusser. After him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Ernst Cassirer, Max Horkheimer, Marquis de Condorcet, Marshall McLuhan, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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Among people born in 1888, Carl Schmitt ranks 8Before him are Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, T. E. Lawrence, John Logie Baird, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Otto Stern. After him are Giorgio de Chirico, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, José Raúl Capablanca, Nikolai Bukharin, Jean Monnet, and Raymond Chandler. Among people deceased in 1985, Carl Schmitt ranks 8Before him are Yul Brynner, Enver Hoxha, Konstantin Chernenko, Heinrich Böll, Orson Welles, and Fernand Braudel. After him are Italo Calvino, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, Rock Hudson, László Bíró, and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Schmitt ranks 213 out of 3,763Before him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Nico (1938), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990). After him are Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Max Horkheimer (1895), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Carl Schmitt ranks 27Before him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Baron d'Holbach (1723), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855). After him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Max Horkheimer (1895), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Jakob Böhme (1575), Max Stirner (1806), and Max Scheler (1874).

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