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 1,615,076 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Erich Fromm is the 6th most popular psychologist, the 52nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 65th in 2019) and the 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 6 out of 182Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, and Alfred Adler. After him are John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, and William James.

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Among people born in 1900, Erich Fromm ranks 4Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Heinrich Himmler, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. After him are Martin Bormann, Luis Buñuel, Wolfgang Pauli, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Adolf Dassler, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Charles Francis Richter. Among people deceased in 1980, Erich Fromm ranks 8Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, John Lennon, Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. After him are Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, and Marshall McLuhan.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich Fromm ranks 52 out of 5,289Before him are Hannah Arendt (1906), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904). After him are Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), Georg Ohm (1789), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Eva Braun (1912), and Heinrich Hertz (1857).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Erich Fromm ranks 1After him are Erik Erikson (1902), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Hans Eysenck (1916), Karen Horney (1885), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Karl Abraham (1877), and Kurt Koffka (1886).