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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

1775 - 1854

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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈjoːzɛf ˈʃɛlɪŋ]; 27 January 1775 – 20 August 1854), later (after 1812) von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German idealism, situating him between Johann Gottlieb Fichte, his mentor in his early years, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, his one-time university roommate, early friend, and later rival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling has received more than 723,011 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling is the 77th most popular philosopher (down from 72nd in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Germany (down from 81st in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Philosopher.

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling was a German philosopher who was most famous for his work in the philosophy of nature and the philosophy of mythology.

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Among philosophers, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 77 out of 1,081Before him are Ramakrishna, Epictetus, William of Ockham, Xenophanes, Jürgen Habermas, and Ibn Arabi. After him are Jeremy Bentham, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roger Bacon, Jean Bodin, and Nicholas of Cusa.

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Among people born in 1775, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 4Before him are Jane Austen, André-Marie Ampère, and J. M. W. Turner. After him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Ching Shih, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Georg Friedrich Grotefend. Among people deceased in 1854, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 2Before him is Georg Ohm. After him are Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Abbas I of Egypt, Johann Peter Eckermann, Józef Elsner, Princess Louise Amelie of Baden, Karl Adolph von Basedow, and Zénaïde Bonaparte.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 90 out of 6,142Before him are William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Albertus Magnus (1206), Albert Speer (1905), and Jürgen Habermas (1929). After him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), and William Herschel (1738).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 10Before him are Martin Heidegger (1889), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), and Jürgen Habermas (1929). After him are Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Walter Benjamin (1892), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), and Meister Eckhart (1260).