Emil Cioran

1911 - 1995

Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran (Romanian: [eˈmil t͡ʃoˈran] (listen); 8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian-French philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. His work has been noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, and frequently engages with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism. Among his best-known works are On the Heights of Despair (1934) and The Trouble with Being Born (1973). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Cioran has received more than 735,197 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 120th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Emil Cioran ranks 118 out of 1,005Before him are Charles Fourier, Bodhidharma, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aristippus, and George Gurdjieff. After him are Oswald Spengler, Ramon Llull, Duns Scotus, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Eusebius, and John Rawls.

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Among people born in 1911, Emil Cioran ranks 8Before him are Josef Mengele, Konstantin Chernenko, Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Naguib Mahfouz. After him are William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, Marshall McLuhan, and Todor Zhivkov. Among people deceased in 1995, Emil Cioran ranks 4Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Eugene Wigner, Gunnar Nordahl, and Adolf Butenandt.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Emil Cioran ranks 51 out of 799Before him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Albert II of Germany (1397), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), and Maximilian I of Mexico (1832). After him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Christian Doppler (1803), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Alois Hitler (1837), and Martin Buber (1878).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Emil Cioran ranks 4Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Karl Popper (1902), and Rudolf Steiner (1861). After him are Martin Buber (1878), Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Otto Weininger (1880), Ivan Illich (1926), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), and André Gorz (1923).

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