Ernst Nolte

1923 - 2016

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Ernst Nolte (11 January 1923 – 18 August 2016) was a German historian and philosopher. Nolte's major interest was the comparative studies of fascism and communism (cf. Comparison of Nazism and Stalinism). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Nolte has received more than 211,594 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ernst Nolte is the 595th most popular philosopher (up from 598th in 2019), the 1,676th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,564th in 2019) and the 80th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ernst Nolte ranks 595 out of 1,089Before him are Mario Bunge, Andreas Karlstadt, Constantin von Tischendorf, Gersonides, Antony Flew, and Hans Vaihinger. After him are Jan Patočka, Sivananda Saraswati, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Axel Honneth, Zisi, and Alexius Meinong.

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Among people born in 1923, Ernst Nolte ranks 94Before him are Rudolph A. Marcus, Antony Flew, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Chuck Yeager, and Daniel Carleton Gajdusek. After him are Belisario Betancur, Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Gripe, Uri Avnery, Philly Joe Jones, and Yves Bonnefoy. Among people deceased in 2016, Ernst Nolte ranks 99Before him are Corry Brokken, Anisa Makhlouf, Chris Amon, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Michu Meszaros, and Mohamed Abdelaziz. After him are Richard Adams, Maurice White, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Yves Bonnefoy, Isao Tomita, and Michael Massee.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Nolte ranks 1,676 out of 5,289Before him are Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1722), Friedrich Ebert Jr. (1894), Hans Vaihinger (1852), Johann Georg Pisendel (1687), Paul Troost (1878), and Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine (1908). After him are Matthias Sammer (1967), Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1720), Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (1763), Wols (1913), Diane Kruger (1976), and Axel Springer (1912).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Ernst Nolte ranks 80Before him are Hermann Lotze (1817), Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781), Werner Jaeger (1888), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), Constantin von Tischendorf (1815), and Hans Vaihinger (1852). After him are Axel Honneth (1949), Johannes Sturm (1507), Eugen Fink (1905), Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), Alfred Schmidt (1931), and Ludwig Klages (1872).