Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

1770 - 1831

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (; German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈheːɡl̩]; 27 August 1770 – 14 November 1831) was a German philosopher and one of the most influential figures of German idealism and 19th-century philosophy. His influence extends across the entire range of contemporary philosophical topics, from metaphysical issues in epistemology and ontology, to political philosophy, the philosophy of history, philosophy of art, philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy. Born in 1770 in Stuttgart, Holy Roman Empire, during the transitional period between the Enlightenment and the Romantic movement in the Germanic regions of Europe, Hegel lived through and was influenced by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel has received more than 6,134,572 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 126 in 2019). Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is the 19th most popular philosopher (down from 18th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Germany (down from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Philosopher.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is most famous for his dialectical philosophy, which is a system of thought that moves through thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.

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Among philosophers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 19 out of 1,267Before him are Augustine of Hippo, Heraclitus, Thales of Miletus, Francis Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, and John Locke. After him are Arthur Schopenhauer, Montesquieu, Democritus, Epicurus, Seneca the Younger, and Friedrich Engels.

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Among people born in 1770, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 2Before him is Ludwig van Beethoven. After him are Frederick William III of Prussia, Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Anton Reicha. Among people deceased in 1831, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 1After him are Carl von Clausewitz, James Monroe, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Sophie Germain, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Emilia Plater, Nat Turner, Achim von Arnim, Charles Felix of Sardinia, and Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

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Among people born in Germany, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 15 out of 7,253Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Albrecht Dürer (1471). After him are Richard Wagner (1813), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Max Weber (1864), George Frideric Handel (1685), and Wilhelm Röntgen (1845).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 2Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche (1844). After him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hannah Arendt (1906), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), and Nicholas of Cusa (1401).