Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə] (listen) or [ˈniːtsʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest person ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Nietzsche has received more than 12,253,760 page views. His biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 11 out of 1,005Before him are Confucius, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Pythagoras, Avicenna, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After him are Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 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, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, Mehmed V, Henri Rousseau, Bernadette Soubirous, Ludwig Boltzmann, Ilya Repin, and Umberto I of Italy. 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, John Ruskin, Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Osman Nuri Pasha, and John Sherman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 8 out of 3,763Before him are Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), and Johannes Gutenberg (1394). After him are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Albrecht Dürer (1471), and Richard Wagner (1813).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Engels (1820), 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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