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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 78,444 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Christian Thomasius is the 400th most popular philosopher (down from 392nd in 2019), the 983rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 924th in 2019) and the 55th 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 400 out of 1,081Before him are Han Yu, Eubulides, Paul Natorp, Nicephorus Gregoras, Heinrich Rickert, and Luce Irigaray. After him are Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Antonio Negri, Charles Taylor, Nasir Khusraw, Francis Hutcheson, and Jyotirao Phule.

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Among people born in 1655, Christian Thomasius ranks 7Before him are Pope Innocent XIII, Charles XI of Sweden, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Zumbi, and Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden. After him are Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Philippe, Duke of Vendôme, Ferdinand Kettler, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, and Bernard de Montfaucon. 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, Maria Aurora von Königsmarck, Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Davit Bek.

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Among people born in Germany, Christian Thomasius ranks 983 out of 6,142Before him are Günther Lütjens (1889), John B. Goodenough (1922), Felix Magath (1953), Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636), Godigisel (359), and Alfred von Waldersee (1832). After him are Berti Vogts (1946), Conrad Schumann (1942), Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Ernst Zermelo (1871), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), and Ernst Heinkel (1888).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Christian Thomasius ranks 55Before him are Moses Hess (1812), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Gershom Scholem (1897), Karl Rahner (1904), Johannes Althusius (1563), and Paul Natorp (1854). After him are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), Peter Sloterdijk (1947), Hans Reichenbach (1891), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), and Henry Suso (1295).