Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

1743 - 1819

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

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 128,819 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 336th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 334 out of 1,005Before him are Anne Sullivan, Wang Yangming, Antoine Arnauld, Nicolai Hartmann, Giovanni Gentile, and Alfred Schütz. After him are Edgar Morin, Henri Lefebvre, Moses Hess, Juan Luis Vives, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, and Francisco Suárez.

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Among people born in 1743, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 12Before him are Marquis de Condorcet, Alessandro Cagliostro, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Carl Peter Thunberg. After him are Nicolai Abildgaard, Edmund Cartwright, René Just Haüy, Gavrila Derzhavin, Joseph Banks, and Louis Claude de Saint-Martin. 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 Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Daniel Rutherford, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, August von Kotzebue, and Alexander Andreyevich Baranov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 693 out of 3,763Before him are Günther Prien (1908), Heinrich Lübke (1894), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Bernard Katz (1911), and Theodor Fontane (1819). After him are Frank Farian (1941), Manfred Gerlach (1928), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), Juana Bormann (null), Moses Hess (1812), and Fritz Perls (1893).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi ranks 46Before him are Moritz Schlick (1882), Adam of Bremen (null), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), David Strauss (1808), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), and Johann Reuchlin (1455). After him are Moses Hess (1812), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Hermann Cohen (1842), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Rudolf Otto (1869), and Johannes Althusius (1563).

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