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Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːtʃə] (listen) or [ˈniːtsʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, prose poet, cultural critic, philologist, and composer whose work has exerted a profound influence on contemporary philosophy. After his death, Nietzsche's sister Elisabeth became the curator and editor of his manuscripts. She edited his unpublished writings to fit her German ultranationalist ideology, often contradicting or obfuscating Nietzsche's stated opinions, which were explicitly opposed to antisemitism and nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Nietzsche has received more than 18,312,405 page views. His biography is available in 158 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 156 in 2019). Friedrich Nietzsche is the 13th most popular philosopher (down from 10th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Germany (down from 7th 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 13 out of 1,081Before him are Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Avicenna, John Locke, and Niccolò Machiavelli. After him are Francis Bacon, Augustine of Hippo, Thales of Miletus, Thomas Aquinas, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Montesquieu.

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Among people born in 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Mehmed V, Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ilya Repin, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Peter I of Serbia. 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, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John Ruskin, Vladimir Solovyov, Étienne Lenoir, and Wilhelm Liebknecht.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 9 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Charlemagne (748), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749). After him are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Max Weber (1864), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), 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), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).