Hannah Arendt

1906 - 1975

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Hannah Arendt (, US also , German: [ˌhana ˈaːʁənt] ; born Johanna Arendt; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-American historian and philosopher. She was one of the most influential political theorists of the 20th century. Her works cover a broad range of topics, but she is best known for those dealing with the nature of power and evil, as well as politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hannah Arendt has received more than 5,905,426 page views. Her biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Hannah Arendt is the 50th most popular philosopher (up from 54th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 47th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Philosopher.

Hannah Arendt is most famous for her book "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil."

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Among philosophers, Hannah Arendt ranks 50 out of 1,267Before her are Empedocles, Origen, Protagoras, Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Amos Comenius, and Lucretius. After her are Anaxagoras, Plotinus, Michel Foucault, Thomas More, Henri Bergson, and Karl Popper.

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Among people born in 1906, Hannah Arendt ranks 3Before her are Leonid Brezhnev, and Adolf Eichmann. After her are Dmitri Shostakovich, Grace Hopper, Samuel Beckett, Puyi, Luchino Visconti, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Albert Hofmann. Among people deceased in 1975, Hannah Arendt ranks 2Before her is Francisco Franco. After her are Dmitri Shostakovich, Chiang Kai-shek, Ivo Andrić, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Umm Kulthum, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Haile Selassie, Josephine Baker, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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Among people born in Germany, Hannah Arendt ranks 52 out of 7,253Before her are Karl Benz (1844), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Heinrich Heine (1797), and Bertolt Brecht (1898). After her are Josef Mengele (1911), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Georg Ohm (1789), William I, German Emperor (1797), Klemens von Metternich (1773), and Joseph Goebbels (1897).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hannah Arendt ranks 5Before her are Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Engels (1820), and Martin Heidegger (1889). After her are 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).