Friedrich Engels

1820 - 1895

Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels ( ENG-(g)əlz; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔɛŋl̩s]; sometimes anglicised Frederick Engels; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German philosopher, historian, communist, social scientist, sociologist, journalist, political activist and businessman. His father was an owner of large textile factories in Salford, England, and Barmen, Prussia (now Wuppertal, Germany). Engels developed what is now known as Marxist theory together with Karl Marx and in 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in English cities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Engels has received more than 2,623,163 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Engels ranks 27 out of 1,005Before him are Epicurus, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, Erasmus, and Thales of Miletus. After him are Laozi, Averroes, Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, David Hume, and Sun Tzu.

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Among people born in 1820, Friedrich Engels ranks 1After him are Florence Nightingale, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Herbert Spencer, Nadar, Anne Brontë, Henri, Count of Chambord, Multatuli, Harriet Tubman, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, William John Macquorn Rankine, and Henri Vieuxtemps. Among people deceased in 1895, Friedrich Engels ranks 2Before him is Louis Pasteur. After him are Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Thomas Henry Huxley, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Adam Opel, Empress Myeongseong, José Martí, Franz von Suppé, Isma'il Pasha, and Julius Lothar Meyer.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Engels ranks 20 out of 3,763Before him are Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), George Frideric Handel (1685), Max Weber (1864), and Anne Frank (1929). After him are Johannes Brahms (1833), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Henry Kissinger (1923), Robert Schumann (1810), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Engels ranks 3Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche (1844) and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770). After him are Martin Heidegger (1889), John Amos Comenius (1592), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775).

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