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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

1743 - 1819

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (German: [jaˈkoːbi]; 25 January 1743 – 10 March 1819) was an influential German philosopher, literary figure, and socialite. He is notable for popularizing nihilism, a term coined by Obereit in 1787, and promoting it as the prime fault of Enlightenment thought particularly in the philosophical systems of Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte and Friedrich Schelling.Jacobi advocated Glaube (variously translated as faith or "belief") and revelation instead of speculative reason. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi has received more than 207,035 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi is the 320th most popular philosopher (down from 315th in 2019), the 699th most popular biography from Germany (down from 657th in 2019) and the 44th most popular German Philosopher.

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi is most famous for his contributions to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Jacobi was one of the first philosophers to write against Kant's philosophy, and he believed that Kant's philosophy was flawed because it did not account for the reality of the human mind.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 320 out of 1,081Before him are Justus Lipsius, Sebastian Brant, Isaac Abarbanel, Giovanni Gentile, Alfred Schütz, and Thrasymachus. After him are Aenesidemus, Heraclides Ponticus, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, Alexandre Koyré, and David Strauss.

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Among people born in 1743, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 11Before him are Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Toussaint Louverture, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth. After him are Carl Peter Thunberg, Edmund Cartwright, Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, William I, Elector of Hesse, and Gavrila Derzhavin. Among people deceased in 1819, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 6Before him are James Watt, Charles IV of Spain, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Maria Luisa of Parma, and Kamehameha I. After him are Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Daniel Rutherford, August von Kotzebue, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, and Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 699 out of 6,142Before him are Juana Bormann (1893), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Wilhelm Marx (1863), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Max Reger (1873), and Friedrich Mohs (1773). After him are Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Peter Kürten (1883), Hans von Bülow (1830), Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811), and George V of Hanover (1819).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 44Before him are Hans Jonas (1903), Bruno Bauer (1809), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Adam of Bremen (null), Rudolf Otto (1869), and Johann Reuchlin (1455). After him are David Strauss (1808), Moritz Schlick (1882), Hermann Cohen (1842), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Moses Hess (1812), and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842).