PHILOSOPHER

Frithjof Schuon

1907 - 1998

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Frithjof Schuon (frit-JOF SHOO-on, , German: [ˈfʁɪtjɔf ˈʃuːɔn]; 1907 – 1998) was a Swiss metaphysician of German descent, belonging to the Perennialist or Traditionalist School of thought. He was the author of more than twenty works in French on metaphysics, spirituality, the religious phenomenon, anthropology and art, which have been translated into English and many other languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frithjof Schuon has received more than 269,130 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Frithjof Schuon is the 729th most popular philosopher (down from 707th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 201st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Frithjof Schuon ranks 729 out of 1,089Before him are Donald Davidson, Hecataeus of Abdera, Kitaro Nishida, Calcidius, Abhinavagupta, and Jan Mukařovský. After him are Peter the Iberian, Perry Anderson, Hakuin Ekaku, Crates of Athens, David Lewis, and Julius Pollux.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1907, Frithjof Schuon ranks 114Before him are George de Mestral, Anthony Blunt, Dixie Dean, Sabahattin Ali, Takeo Miki, and Fay Wray. After him are Annabella, Max Pauly, Daigoro Kondo, Ayub Khan, Pierre Pflimlin, and Enrique Líster. Among people deceased in 1998, Frithjof Schuon ranks 89Before him are Aymoré Moreira, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Lucio Battisti, Zbigniew Herbert, Sōsuke Uno, and Georgy Sviridov. After him are Jack Lord, Ramón Sampedro, Antonio Quarracino, Genrich Altshuller, Gulzarilal Nanda, and Archie Moore.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Frithjof Schuon ranks 209 out of 749Before him are Johann Peter Hebel (1760), André Abegglen (1909), Anton Graff (1736), Andy Hug (1964), Ubol Ratana (1951), and Jeremias Gotthelf (1797). After him are Nicolas Théodore de Saussure (1767), Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884), Alfred Escher (1819), Georges Cottier (1922), Louis Zutter (1865), and Giovanni Giacometti (1868).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Frithjof Schuon ranks 7Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Benjamin Constant (1767), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Jean Vanier (1928), Denis de Rougemont (1906), and Jean Ziegler (1934). After him are Emil Brunner (1889), Jean Starobinski (1920), Emer de Vattel (1714), Edmond Privat (1889), Jeanne Hersch (1910), and Tariq Ramadan (1962).