Carl von Clausewitz

1780 - 1831

Carl von Clausewitz

Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (; 1 June 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 1,422,925 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 93rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 91 out of 1,005Before him are Tertullian, Mencius, Jean Bodin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, John of Damascus, and Friedrich Fröbel. After him are Isidore of Seville, Johann Gottfried Herder, Nagarjuna, Roland Barthes, Zhuang Zhou, and Jacques Derrida.

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Among people born in 1780, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 2Before him is Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. After him are Pauline Bonaparte, Miloš Obrenović, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Sacagawea, Charles Nodier, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Jernej Kopitar, Jules de Polignac, Karl Nesselrode, and Ranjit Singh. 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, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Achim von Arnim, Emilia Plater, Charles Felix of Sardinia, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 107 out of 3,763Before him are Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Heinrich Böll (1917), Erich Honecker (1912), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), and Pope Joan (null). After him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Carl Orff (1895), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), and Charles the Fat (839).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Carl von Clausewitz ranks 15Before him are Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Walter Benjamin (1892), and Friedrich Fröbel (1782). After him are Meister Eckhart (1260), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846).

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