Edith Stein

1891 - 1942

Edith Stein

Edith Stein (religious name Teresia Benedicta a Cruce ; also known as St. Edith Stein or St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; 12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942) was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Stein has received more than 790,508 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 138th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Edith Stein ranks 137 out of 1,005Before her are John Wycliffe, Pyrrho, György Lukács, Emanuel Swedenborg, Isocrates, and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. After her are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Leucippus, Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, and Al-Tabari.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Edith Stein ranks 186 out of 3,763Before her are George II of Great Britain (1683), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Otto von Guericke (1602), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Justus von Liebig (1803), and Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887). After her are Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Saint Ursula (400), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Franz Marc (1880).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Edith Stein ranks 22Before her are Meister Eckhart (1260), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846). After her are Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Carl Schmitt (1888), and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714).

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