Gershom Scholem

1897 - 1982

Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem (Hebrew: גֵרְשׁׂם שָׁלוֹם) (December 5, 1897 – February 21, 1982), was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah. He was the first professor of Jewish Mysticism at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gershom Scholem has received more than 208,101 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 419th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Gershom Scholem ranks 417 out of 1,005Before him are Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Nicephorus Gregoras, Alain de Lille, John Philoponus, Phaedo of Elis, and Michel de Certeau. After him are Leo Strauss, Antiochus of Ascalon, Siger of Brabant, John of Salisbury, Valentinus, and Charvaka.

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Among people born in 1897, Gershom Scholem ranks 51Before him are John Franklin Enders, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Vlado Chernozemski, Leonid Govorov, Yeghishe Charents, and Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco. After him are Jiroemon Kimura, Herbert Gille, Hans Baur, Theodor Busse, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and Karl Löwith. Among people deceased in 1982, Gershom Scholem ranks 51Before him are Pierre Balmain, E. H. Carr, Meša Selimović, Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, and Hermann Balck. After him are Varlam Shalamov, Takashi Shimura, Jiro Horikoshi, Colin Chapman, Anna German, and Philip Noel-Baker.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gershom Scholem ranks 949 out of 3,763Before him are Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Isidor Straus (null), Bernd Schuster (1959), Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark (1647), and Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818). After him are Karl Abraham (1877), Leo Strauss (1899), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Christina of Saxony (1461), and Herschel Grynszpan (1921).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Gershom Scholem ranks 57Before him are Rudolf Otto (1869), Johannes Althusius (1563), Karl Rahner (1904), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Christian Thomasius (1655), and Carl Gustav Hempel (1905). After him are Leo Strauss (1899), Paul Natorp (1854), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Karl Löwith (1897), Henry Suso (1295), and Karl Korsch (1886).

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