Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24, but resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life; he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Nietzsche has received more than 20,836,590 page views. His biography is available in 164 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 158 in 2019). Friedrich Nietzsche is the 12th most popular philosopher (up from 13th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Germany (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular German Philosopher.

Nietzsche was a German philosopher who is most famous for his idea of the Übermensch.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 12 out of 1,267Before him are Confucius, René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Niccolò Machiavelli. After him are Augustine of Hippo, Heraclitus, Thales of Miletus, Francis Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, and John Locke.

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Among people born in 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Mehmed V, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Umberto I of Italy, and Mary Cassatt. Among people deceased in 1900, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Oscar Wilde, Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, Robert Luther, John Ruskin, Vladimir Solovyov, Étienne Lenoir, and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 11 out of 7,253Before him are Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), and Henry Kissinger (1923). After him are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Johannes Kepler (1571), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Richard Wagner (1813), and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Engels (1820), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hannah Arendt (1906), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), and Nicholas of Cusa (1401).