Franz Brentano

1838 - 1917

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Franz Clemens Honoratus Hermann Josef Brentano (; German: [bʁɛnˈtaːno]; 16 January 1838 – 17 March 1917) was an influential German philosopher, psychologist, and former Catholic priest (withdrawn in 1873 due to the definition of papal infallibility in matters of Faith) whose work strongly influenced not only students Edmund Husserl, Sigmund Freud, Tomáš Masaryk, Rudolf Steiner, Alexius Meinong, Carl Stumpf, Anton Marty, Kazimierz Twardowski, and Christian von Ehrenfels, but many others whose work would follow and make use of his original ideas and concepts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Brentano has received more than 333,812 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Brentano is the 227th most popular philosopher (down from 217th in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 378th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Philosopher.

Franz Brentano was a philosopher who is most famous for his work on the theory of intentionality.

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Among philosophers, Franz Brentano ranks 227 out of 1,089Before him are Diotima of Mantinea, Joseph de Maistre, Paul Feyerabend, Hippasus, Julia Kristeva, and Slavoj Žižek. After him are Chilon of Sparta, Celsus, Epimenides, William Godwin, Thomas Carlyle, and Baltasar Gracián.

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Among people born in 1838, Franz Brentano ranks 6Before him are John Wilkes Booth, Georges Bizet, Ernst Mach, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and Max Bruch. After him are Ernest Solvay, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Émile Loubet, and Jan Matejko. Among people deceased in 1917, Franz Brentano ranks 12Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, and Adolf von Baeyer. After him are Emil von Behring, John William Waterhouse, Scott Joplin, Emil Theodor Kocher, Dragutin Dimitrijević, and Ludwig Minkus.

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Among people born in Germany, Franz Brentano ranks 403 out of 5,289Before him are Lothar Matthäus (1961), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Carol I of Romania (1839), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515). After him are Frederica of Hanover (1917), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Wilhelm List (1880), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Franz Bopp (1791), and Felix Klein (1849).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Franz Brentano ranks 35Before him are Athanasius Kircher (1602), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Scheler (1874), Max Stirner (1806), Rudolf Carnap (1891), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729). After him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), and Adam of Bremen (null).