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Edith Stein

1891 - 1942

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Edith Stein (religious name Saint Teresia Benedicta a Cruce ; also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross or Saint Edith Stein; 12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942) was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Christianity and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church; she is also one of six patron saints of Europe. She was born into an observant Jewish family, but had become an agnostic by her teenage years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Stein has received more than 1,248,306 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Edith Stein is the 141st most popular philosopher (down from 136th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Germany (down from 180th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Philosopher.

Edith Stein was a German-Jewish philosopher and a convert to Catholicism. She is most famous for her work on the phenomenology of religion.

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Among philosophers, Edith Stein ranks 141 out of 1,081Before her are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Baron d'Holbach, Wilhelm Dilthey, John Rawls, Isocrates, and Zhu Xi. After her are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, György Lukács, Martin Buber, and Hans Kelsen.

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Among people born in 1891, Edith Stein ranks 10Before her are Sergei Prokofiev, B. R. Ambedkar, Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Model, James Chadwick, and Max Ernst. After her are Nelly Sachs, Henry Miller, Frederick Banting, Pär Lagerkvist, Walther Bothe, and Rudolf Carnap. Among people deceased in 1942, Edith Stein ranks 5Before her are Stefan Zweig, Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, and Bronisław Malinowski. After her are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, José Raúl Capablanca, Robert Musil, Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, and Robert Bosch.

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Among people born in Germany, Edith Stein ranks 191 out of 6,142Before her are Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), and Hans Holbein the Younger (1497). After her are Philip Melanchthon (1497), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Emil Fischer (1852), Nelly Sachs (1891), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Jacob Grimm (1785).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Edith Stein ranks 23Before her are Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Baron d'Holbach (1723), and Wilhelm Dilthey (1833). After her are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Stirner (1806), and Carl Schmitt (1888).