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, cultural critic 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 15,069,400 page views. His biography is available in 156 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Friedrich Nietzsche is the 10th most popular philosopher (up from 11th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Germany (up from 8th 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 10 out of 1,089Before him are Confucius, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Avicenna, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After him are Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, John Locke, Francis Bacon, Pythagoras, and Thomas Aquinas.

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Among people born in 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 1After him are Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, Anatole France, Mehmed V, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Alexandra of Denmark. 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, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and John Sherman.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche ranks 7 out of 5,289Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Albert Einstein (1879), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), and Johannes Gutenberg (1394). After him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Richard Wagner (1813), and George Frideric Handel (1685).


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), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Walter Benjamin (1892).