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. Her contributions influenced 20th and 21st century political theorists. Arendt was born in Linden, a district of Hanover, in 1906, to a Jewish family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hannah Arendt has received more than 4,044,083 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Hannah Arendt is the 49th most popular philosopher (down from 47th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Germany (down from 45th 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 49 out of 1,089Before her are Origen, Thomas More, Al-Farabi, Michel Foucault, Karl Popper, and Protagoras. After her are Henri Bergson, Plotinus, Zeno of Elea, John Amos Comenius, Mikhail Bakunin, and Lucretius.

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Among people born in 1906, Hannah Arendt ranks 3Before her are Leonid Brezhnev and Adolf Eichmann. After her are Puyi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1975, Hannah Arendt ranks 3Before her are Francisco Franco and Chiang Kai-shek. After her are Dmitri Shostakovich, Aristotle Onassis, Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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Among people born in Germany, Hannah Arendt ranks 46 out of 5,289Before her are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), Josef Mengele (1911), Hermann Göring (1893), Werner Heisenberg (1901), and Robert Koch (1843). After her are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), and Erich Fromm (1900).


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), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Walter Benjamin (1892).