Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

1770 - 1831

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (; German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈheːɡl̩]; 27 August 1770 – 14 November 1831) was a German philosopher and an important figure in German idealism. He is considered one of the fundamental figures of modern Western philosophy, with his influence extending to the entire range of contemporary philosophical issues, from aesthetics to ontology to politics, both in the analytic and continental tradition.Hegel's principal achievement was his development of a distinctive articulation of idealism, sometimes termed absolute idealism, in which the dualisms of, for instance, mind and nature and subject and object are overcome. His philosophy of spirit conceptually integrates psychology, the state, history, art, religion and philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel has received more than 3,351,415 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 15 out of 1,005Before him are Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, and Francis Bacon. After him are Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, and Epicurus.

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Among people born in 1770, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 2Before him is Ludwig van Beethoven. After him are Friedrich Hölderlin, Frederick William III of Prussia, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, and Ferdinando Carulli. Among people deceased in 1831, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 1After him are Carl von Clausewitz, James Monroe, Sophie Germain, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Achim von Arnim, Emilia Plater, Charles Felix of Sardinia, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf.

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Among people born in Germany, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ranks 12 out of 3,763Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), and Johannes Kepler (1571). After him are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), George Frideric Handel (1685), and Max Weber (1864).


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), John Amos Comenius (1592), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775).

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