Christian Thomasius

1655 - 1728

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Christian Thomasius (1 January 1655 – 23 September 1728) was a German jurist and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Thomasius has received more than 61,281 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Christian Thomasius is the 392nd most popular philosopher (up from 407th in 2019), the 924th most popular biography from Germany (up from 930th in 2019) and the 54th most popular German Philosopher.

Christian Thomasius is most famous for being the first professor of law at the University of Halle.

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Among philosophers, Christian Thomasius ranks 392 out of 1,089Before him are Cleobulus, Otto Neurath, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Paul Grice, Franz Rosenzweig, and Ágnes Heller. After him are Daniel Dennett, Alexandre Koyré, Johannes Althusius, Edward de Bono, Thomas Cajetan, and Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.

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Among people born in 1655, Christian Thomasius ranks 5Before him are Pope Innocent XIII, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Charles XI of Sweden, and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg. After him are Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Bernard de Montfaucon, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, and Jean-François Regnard. Among people deceased in 1728, Christian Thomasius ranks 4Before him are Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia, Marin Marais, and Anne Marie d'Orléans. After him are Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg, Agostino Steffani, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Davit Bek, Fyodor Apraksin, and William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

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Among people born in Germany, Christian Thomasius ranks 924 out of 5,289Before him are Herbert Gille (1897), Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), Leo von Klenze (1784), Wolfgang Overath (1943), and Gottfried Feder (1883). After him are Christian Wirth (1885), Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), and Joseph Berchtold (1897).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Christian Thomasius ranks 54Before him are Moses Hess (1812), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Karl Rahner (1904), Rudolf Otto (1869), Gershom Scholem (1897), and Franz Rosenzweig (1886). After him are Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), Paul Natorp (1854), Henry Suso (1295), and Peter Sloterdijk (1947).