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 5,081 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Franz Neumann is the 759th most popular philosopher (down from 727th in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from Poland and the 20th most popular Polish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Franz Neumann ranks 759 out of 1,089Before him are Theodorus the Atheist, Svetozar Marković, Hermarchus, Clitomachus, Charles Kay Ogden, and Hossein Nasr. After him are Arnold Geulincx, Androcles, Joseph Albo, Helen Parkhurst, Alvin Plantinga, and Ludovico Antonio Muratori.

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Among people born in 1900, Franz Neumann ranks 117Before him are Zhang Wentian, Ernst Krenek, Herberts Cukurs, Georgia Hale, Aristidis Konstantinidis, and Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. After him are Arturo Umberto Illia, Victor Kugler, Hellmuth Walter, Luigi Longo, Victor Young, and Alessandro Blasetti. Among people deceased in 1954, Franz Neumann ranks 55Before him are Wilhelm Schmidt, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Frans G. Bengtsson, Ivan Ilyin, Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, and Emil Leon Post. After him are Claude Cahun, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, Hugo Eckener, Robert H. Jackson, Mikimoto Kōkichi, and Marius Jacob.

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Among people born in Poland, Franz Neumann ranks 487 out of 1,231Before him are Marek Grechuta (1945), Karl Gützlaff (1803), Sholem Asch (1880), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Robert Remak (1815), and Emil Leon Post (1897). After him are Joachim Meisner (1933), Piotr Skarga (1536), Stanisław Przybyszewski (1868), Jan Tarnowski (1488), Izabella Scorupco (1970), and Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Franz Neumann ranks 20Before him are Roman Ingarden (1893), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Florian Znaniecki (1882), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), Kuno Fischer (1824), and Symon Budny (1530). After him are Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), Stanisław Staszic (1755), Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907), Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski (1503), and Michał Heller (1936).