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Erich Fromm

1900 - 1980

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Erich Seligmann Fromm (; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi regime and settled in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Fromm has received more than 1,708,751 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Erich Fromm is the 8th most popular psychologist (down from 6th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Germany (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Psychologist.

Erich Fromm is most famous for his book "The Art of Loving," which was published in 1956. The book explores the nature of love, and argues that love is not a feeling but rather an act of will.

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Among psychologists, Erich Fromm ranks 8 out of 183Before him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Wilhelm Wundt, and Lev Vygotsky. After him are John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, Erik Erikson, Viktor Frankl, and Carl Rogers.

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Among people born in 1900, Erich Fromm ranks 5Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and Martin Bormann. After him are Luis Buñuel, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Spencer Tracy. Among people deceased in 1980, Erich Fromm ranks 8Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, John Lennon, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. After him are Roland Barthes, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, Jesse Owens, Colonel Sanders, and Oskar Kokoschka.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich Fromm ranks 66 out of 6,142Before him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Gerd Müller (1945), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Martin Bormann (1900), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Erich von Manstein (1887), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Helmut Kohl (1930), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), and Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Erich Fromm ranks 2Before him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832). After him are Erik Erikson (1902), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Karen Horney (1885), Hans Eysenck (1916), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), Karl Abraham (1877), and William Stern (1871).