Edmund Husserl

1859 - 1938

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Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl ( HUUSS-url, US also HUUSS-ər-əl, German: [ˈɛtmʊnt ˈhʊsɐl]; 8 April 1859 – 27 April 1938) was an Austrian-German philosopher and mathematician who established the school of phenomenology. In his early work, he elaborated critiques of historicism and of psychologism in logic based on analyses of intentionality. In his mature work, he sought to develop a systematic foundational science based on the so-called phenomenological reduction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Husserl has received more than 1,826,356 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Edmund Husserl is the 65th most popular philosopher (down from 61st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Philosopher.

Edmund Husserl is most famous for his work in phenomenology, which is the study of the structures of consciousness.

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Over the past year Edmund Husserl has had the most page views in the with 219,426 views, followed by Spanish (82,948), and German (57,068). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Pashto (159.14%), Uzbek (123.08%), and Ido (84.69%)


Among philosophers, Edmund Husserl ranks 65 out of 1,267Before him are Epictetus, Herbert Spencer, Michel de Montaigne, Ibn Arabi, Pliny the Elder, and Gorgias. After him are Al-Kindi, Antonio Gramsci, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Ludwig Feuerbach, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, and Zeno of Citium.

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Among people born in 1859, Edmund Husserl ranks 7Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, and L. L. Zamenhof. After him are John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Yuan Shikai, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1938, Edmund Husserl ranks 2Before him is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. After him are Karel Čapek, Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, and Faustina Kowalska.

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Among people born in Czechia, Edmund Husserl ranks 14 out of 1,200Before him are Milan Kundera (1929), Václav Havel (1936), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), and Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316). After him are Jan Žižka (1360), Alphonse Mucha (1860), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), John of Nepomuk (1350), Karel Čapek (1890), and Wilhelm Steinitz (1836).


Among philosophers born in Czechia, Edmund Husserl ranks 2Before him are John Amos Comenius (1592). After him are Hans Kelsen (1881), Karl Kautsky (1854), Bernard Bolzano (1781), Jerome of Prague (1379), Jan Patočka (1907), Vilém Flusser (1920), Karel Kosík (1926), Theodor Gomperz (1832), František Tomášek (1899), and Tomáš Halík (1948).