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 573,858 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling is the 72nd most popular philosopher, the 81st most popular biography from Germany (up from 85th 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 72 out of 1,089Before him are Herbert Spencer, Ramakrishna, Karl Jaspers, Antonio Gramsci, William of Ockham, and Jürgen Habermas. After him are Jeremy Bentham, Anaxagoras, Roger Bacon, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Epictetus, and Zeno of Citium.

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Among people born in 1775, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 3Before him are Jane Austen and André-Marie Ampère. After him are J. M. W. Turner, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Étienne-Louis Malus. Among people deceased in 1854, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 2Before him is Georg Ohm. After him are Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Abbas I of Egypt, Johann Peter Eckermann, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Józef Elsner, John Martin, and Princess Louise Amelie of Baden.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling ranks 81 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Jaspers (1883), Martin Bormann (1900), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Paulus (1890), and Clara Zetkin (1857). After him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Gerd Müller (1945), Albert Speer (1905), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Walter Gropius (1883), and Albertus Magnus (1206).


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