Hans-Georg Gadamer

1900 - 2002

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (; German: [ˈɡaːdamɐ]; 11 February 1900 – 13 March 2002) was a German philosopher of the continental tradition, best known for his 1960 magnum opus on hermeneutics, Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans-Georg Gadamer has received more than 729,978 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Hans-Georg Gadamer is the 128th most popular philosopher (down from 122nd in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Germany (down from 155th in 2019) and the 18th most popular German Philosopher.

Hans-Georg Gadamer is most famous for his work in hermeneutics. He was a German philosopher who argued that interpretation is always in the context of the present.

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Among philosophers, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 128 out of 1,267Before him are Charles Fourier, John Venn, Ramon Llull, Bonaventure, Philo, and Joseph Priestley. After him are Ernst Cassirer, Marsilio Ficino, Friedrich Fröbel, Swami Vivekananda, Isocrates, and Zygmunt Bauman.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 9Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, Luis Buñuel, Wolfgang Pauli, and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. After him are Hans Frank, Heinrich Müller, Adolf Dassler, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Vasily Chuikov, and Margaret Mitchell. Among people deceased in 2002, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 6Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Pierre Bourdieu, and Simo Häyhä. After him are Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, and Ruth Handler.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 170 out of 7,253Before him are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Leopold Mozart (1719), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), and Georg Simmel (1858). After him are Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Alexander Van der Bellen (1944).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 18Before him are Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Walter Benjamin (1892), Meister Eckhart (1260), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776). After him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Oswald Spengler (1880), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Edith Stein (1891), and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714).