Franz Neumann

1900 - 1954

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Franz Leopold Neumann (23 May 1900 – 2 September 1954) was a German political activist, Western Marxist theorist and labor lawyer, who became a political scientist in exile and is best known for his theoretical analyses of National Socialism. He studied in Germany and the United Kingdom, and spent the last phase of his career in the United States, where he worked for the Office of Strategic Services from 1943 to 1945. During the Second World War, Neumann spied for the Soviet Union under the code-name "Ruff". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Neumann has received more than 5,538 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Franz Neumann is the 822nd most popular philosopher (down from 759th in 2019), the 553rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 487th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Franz Neumann ranks 822 out of 1,081Before him are David the Invincible, Ferdinand Christian Baur, Anandamayi Ma, Yuriy Drohobych, Karel Kosík, and Tao Hongjing. After him are Aedesia, Jan Mukařovský, Karl Vogt, Paolo Sarpi, Joseph Dietzgen, and Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.

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Among people born in 1900, Franz Neumann ranks 130Before him are Alexander Novikov, Arturo Umberto Illia, Lorenzo Fernández, Hellmuth Walter, Sumitranandan Pant, and Grigory Shtern. After him are Srinagarindra, Mikhail Katukov, Alexander Mosolov, Vítězslav Nezval, Herberts Cukurs, and Hans Stuck. Among people deceased in 1954, Franz Neumann ranks 62Before him are Frans G. Bengtsson, Ahmed Nihad, Emil Leon Post, M. N. Roy, Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, and Thành Thái. After him are Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, B. C. Forbes, Henri Laurens, Mikimoto Kōkichi, Jacob Tullin Thams, and Joachim Lemelsen.

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Among people born in Poland, Franz Neumann ranks 553 out of 1,454Before him are Bolesław the Pious (1225), Ernst Niekisch (1889), Daniel Chodowiecki (1726), Teresa Orlowski (1953), Peter Yorck von Wartenburg (1904), and Robert Kubica (1984). After him are Stanisław Kania (1927), Kurt Goldstein (1878), Mordechai Gebirtig (1877), Georg von der Marwitz (1856), Krzysztof Komeda (1931), and Nahum Sokolow (1859).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Franz Neumann ranks 21Before him are Florian Znaniecki (1882), Johannes Bugenhagen (1485), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), John Cantius (1390), Symon Budny (1530), and Kuno Fischer (1824). After him are Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), Leo Baeck (1873), Stanisław Staszic (1755), Jerzy Żuławski (1874), Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907), and Michał Heller (1936).