Dietrich von Hildebrand

1889 - 1977

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Dietrich Richard Alfred von Hildebrand (12 October 1889 – 26 January 1977) was a German Roman Catholic philosopher and religious writer. Hildebrand was called "the twentieth-century Doctor of the Church" by Pope Pius XII. He was a leading philosopher in the realist phenomenological and personalist movements, producing works in every major field of philosophy, including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical anthropology, social philosophy, and aesthetics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dietrich von Hildebrand has received more than 193,184 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Dietrich von Hildebrand is the 841st most popular philosopher (down from 828th in 2019), the 2,394th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,170th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Italian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Dietrich von Hildebrand ranks 841 out of 1,089Before him are Gabriel Biel, Hans Albert, František Tomášek, Favorinus, Arethas of Caesarea, and Sarada Devi. After him are Pierre Nicole, Philipp Mainländer, Matthias Bel, Vallabha, Emer de Vattel, and Hemachandra.

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Among people born in 1889, Dietrich von Hildebrand ranks 119Before him are Lev Mekhlis, Ki Hajar Dewantara, Ralph Craig, Adolphe Pégoud, Shigeyoshi Inoue, and Gabriel Hanot. After him are Hulusi Behçet, Claude Rains, Alexander Vertinsky, Robert Z. Leonard, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, and Ralph H. Fowler. Among people deceased in 1977, Dietrich von Hildebrand ranks 98Before him are Kinuyo Tanaka, Scott Bradley, Henri Langlois, Louis Beel, E. F. Schumacher, and Richard Addinsell. After him are Son Ngoc Thanh, Luigi Bertolini, István Avar, Hamazasp Babadzhanian, Jean Duvieusart, and Alphonse Massamba-Débat.

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Among people born in Italy, Dietrich von Hildebrand ranks 2,394 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Grimani (1677), Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1883), Agnes Pockels (1862), Armando Trovajoli (1917), Riccardo Chailly (1953), and Ugo Locatelli (1916). After him are Castruccio Castracani (1281), Valerio Massimo Manfredi (1942), Eusebio Kino (1645), Sergio Sollima (1921), Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663), and Pietro Riario (1447).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Dietrich von Hildebrand ranks 57Before him are Pantaenus (200), Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672), Francesco Algarotti (1712), Lanza del Vasto (1901), Philip of Opus (-400), and John Italus (1025). After him are Camillo Berneri (1897), Vincenzo Gioberti (1801), Andrea Carlo Ferrari (1850), Alois Riehl (1844), Eugenio Garin (1909), and Luciano Floridi (1964).