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 was the most eminent German philosopher between Leibniz and Kant. His main achievement was a complete oeuvre on almost every scholarly subject of his time, displayed and unfolded according to his demonstrative-deductive, mathematical method, which perhaps represents the peak of Enlightenment rationality in Germany.Following Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Wolff also wrote in German as his primary language of scholarly instruction and research, although he did translate his works into Latin for his transnational European audience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Wolff has received more than 23,113 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Christian Wolff is the 158th most popular philosopher (up from 170th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Poland (up from 54th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 158 out of 1,081Before him are Herbert Marcuse, Hippias, Adi Shankara, John Wycliffe, Louis Althusser, and Ernst Cassirer. After him are Adam Weishaupt, Ferdinand Tönnies, Max Stirner, Mikhail Bakhtin, Padmasambhava, and Alcuin.

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Among people born in 1679, Christian Wolff ranks 1After him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Woodes Rogers, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst, Pierre Fauchard, Jean François de Troy, Firmin Abauzit, Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, 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, Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este, Edward Cave, and Nicolai Eigtved.

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Among people born in Poland, Christian Wolff ranks 47 out of 1,454Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), and Ernst Cassirer (1874). After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Klaus Kinski (1926), and Otto Stern (1888).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Christian Wolff ranks 4Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Ernst Cassirer (1874). After him are Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Jakob Böhme (1575), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Günther Anders (1902), Paul Tillich (1886), Heinrich Rickert (1863), and Leszek Kołakowski (1927).