Hannah Arendt

1906 - 1975

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Hannah Arendt (, US also , German: [ˈaːʁənt]; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a political philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor. She is widely considered to be one of the most influential political theorists of the 20th century.Arendt was born in Linden, which later became a district of Hanover, in 1906, to a Jewish family. At the age of three, her family moved to Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, so that her father's syphilis could be treated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hannah Arendt has received more than 4,441,133 page views. Her biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Hannah Arendt is the 53rd most popular philosopher (down from 49th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Germany (down from 46th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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 53 out of 1,081Before her are Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Amos Comenius, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Karl Popper, and Michel Foucault. After her are Lucretius, Plotinus, Henri Bergson, Anaxagoras, Herbert Spencer, and Mikhail Bakunin.

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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, Puyi, Samuel Beckett, Luchino Visconti, Grace Hopper, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, and Ilse Koch. Among people deceased in 1975, Hannah Arendt ranks 2Before her is Francisco Franco. After her are Dmitri Shostakovich, Chiang Kai-shek, Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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Among people born in Germany, Hannah Arendt ranks 47 out of 6,142Before her are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Bernhard Riemann (1826), and Marlene Dietrich (1901). After her are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Georg Ohm (1789), Thomas Mann (1875), Karl Benz (1844), Eva Braun (1912), and Werner Heisenberg (1901).


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 Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).