Carl von Clausewitz

1780 - 1831

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Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (German pronunciation: [ˌkaʁl fɔn ˈklaʊ̯zəvɪt͡s] (listen); 1 July 1780 – 16 November 1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the "moral" (meaning, in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl von Clausewitz has received more than 2,031,331 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Carl von Clausewitz is the 85th most popular philosopher (up from 90th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 107th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Philosopher.

Carl von Clausewitz is most famous for his book On War.

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Among philosophers, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 85 out of 1,089Before him are Xenophanes, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Nicholas of Cusa, Boethius, Walter Benjamin, and Mencius. After him are Jean Bodin, Tertullian, Johann Gottfried Herder, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Friedrich Fröbel, and John of Damascus.

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Among people born in 1780, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 2Before him is Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. After him are Mary Somerville, Pauline Bonaparte, Miloš Obrenović, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Sacagawea, Charles Nodier, Jules de Polignac, Jernej Kopitar, and Karl Nesselrode. Among people deceased in 1831, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 2Before him is Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. After him are James Monroe, Sophie Germain, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Achim von Arnim, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Emilia Plater, Charles Felix of Sardinia, and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 103 out of 5,289Before him are Leopold Mozart (1719), Heinrich Böll (1917), William Herschel (1738), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), and Walter Benjamin (1892). After him are Clara Schumann (1819), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Carl Orff (1895), Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), and Alfred Wegener (1880).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 13Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Walter Benjamin (1892). After him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Meister Eckhart (1260), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), and Herbert Marcuse (1898).