Emil Cioran

1911 - 1995

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Emil Mihai Cioran (Romanian: [eˈmil t͡ʃoˈran] (listen), French: [emil sjɔʁɑ̃]; 8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian-born philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. His work has been noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, style, and aphorisms. His works frequently engaged with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Cioran has received more than 864,880 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Emil Cioran is the 116th most popular philosopher (up from 117th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Austria (down from 51st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Philosopher.

Emil Cioran is a Romanian-born philosopher, essayist, and poet who is most famous for his pessimistic philosophy.

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Among philosophers, Emil Cioran ranks 116 out of 1,089Before him are Pyrrho, George Gurdjieff, Antisthenes, Aristippus, Zhu Xi, and John Rawls. After him are Ibn Arabi, Mozi, Charles Fourier, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Wycliffe, and Duns Scotus.

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

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Among people born in Austria, Emil Cioran ranks 55 out of 1,075Before him are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Klara Hitler (1860), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), and Otto Skorzeny (1908). After him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Martin Buber (1878), Anton Webern (1883), and Christian Doppler (1803).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Emil Cioran ranks 3Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889) and Karl Popper (1902). After him are Martin Buber (1878), Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Ivan Illich (1926), Otto Weininger (1880), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), and Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757).