David Strauss

1808 - 1874

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David Friedrich Strauss (German: Strauß [ʃtʁaʊs]; 27 January 1808 – 8 February 1874) was a German liberal Protestant theologian and writer, who influenced Christian Europe with his portrayal of the "historical Jesus", whose divine nature he denied. His work was connected to the Tübingen School, which revolutionized study of the New Testament, early Christianity, and ancient religions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Strauss has received more than 243,734 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). David Strauss is the 326th most popular philosopher (down from 310th in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from Germany (down from 644th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Philosopher.

David Strauss was a German philosopher who is most famous for his book "The Life of Jesus Critically Examined" in which he argued that the Bible should not be taken literally.

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Among philosophers, David Strauss ranks 326 out of 1,081Before him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Aenesidemus, Heraclides Ponticus, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, and Alexandre Koyré. After him are Moritz Schlick, Henri Lefebvre, Mazdak, Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, and Timon of Phlius.

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Among people born in 1808, David Strauss ranks 15Before him are Frederick VII of Denmark, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Thomas Cook, Gérard de Nerval, Maria Malibran, and Johann Gustav Droysen. After him are Solomon Northup, Carl Spitzweg, Princess Louise of Prussia, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1874, David Strauss ranks 6Before him are Millard Fillmore, Anders Jonas Ångström, Jules Michelet, Adolphe Quetelet, and François Guizot. After him are Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Johann Philipp Reis, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Cochise, and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben.

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Among people born in Germany, David Strauss ranks 719 out of 6,142Before him are Gerd Binnig (1947), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668), Arthur Nebe (1894), and Max Schmeling (1905). After him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Hardy Krüger (1928), Gisela of Hungary (980), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), and John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585).


Among philosophers born in Germany, David Strauss ranks 45Before him are Bruno Bauer (1809), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Adam of Bremen (null), Rudolf Otto (1869), Johann Reuchlin (1455), and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743). After him are Moritz Schlick (1882), Hermann Cohen (1842), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Moses Hess (1812), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), and Gershom Scholem (1897).