Christian Wolff

1679 - 1754

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Christian Wolff (less correctly Wolf, German: [vɔlf]; also known as Wolfius; ennobled as Christian Freiherr von Wolff in 1745; 24 January 1679 – 9 April 1754) was a German philosopher. Wolff is characterized as one of the most eminent German philosophers between Leibniz and Kant. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Wolff has received more than 27,049 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Christian Wolff is the 146th most popular philosopher (up from 156th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Poland (up from 47th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Philosopher.

Christian Wolff was a German mathematician who is best known for his work in the calculus of variations.

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Among philosophers, Christian Wolff ranks 146 out of 1,267Before him are Giambattista Vico, Hans Kelsen, Porphyry, Emanuel Swedenborg, Edith Stein, and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. After him are Hippasus, Max Stirner, György Lukács, Louis Althusser, Adi Shankara, and Max Scheler.

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Among people born in 1679, Christian Wolff ranks 1After him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Woodes Rogers, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Jean François de Troy, Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst, Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Pierre Fauchard, Firmin Abauzit, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1754, Christian Wolff ranks 2Before him is Mahmud I. After him are Abraham de Moivre, Ludvig Holberg, Maria Anna of Austria, Henry Fielding, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Jacopo Riccati, Henry Pelham, Edward Cave, Nicolai Eigtved, and Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Christian Wolff ranks 39 out of 1,694Before him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Günther von Kluge (1882), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), and Kurt Lewin (1890). After him are Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Irena Sendler (1910), Otto Stern (1888), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), and Casimir Funk (1884).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Christian Wolff ranks 5Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Ernst Cassirer (1874), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925). After him are Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Jakob Böhme (1575), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Günther Anders (1902), Paul Tillich (1886), and Heinrich Rickert (1863).