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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, Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode), on hermeneutics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans-Georg Gadamer has received more than 620,412 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Hans-Georg Gadamer is the 124th most popular philosopher (down from 120th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Germany (down from 152nd 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 124 out of 1,081Before him are Al-Tabari, George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Antisthenes, and Ramon Llull. After him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Tommaso Campanella, Marsilio Ficino, Mozi, Chanakya, and Oswald Spengler.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 9Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Martin Bormann, Erich Fromm, Luis Buñuel, Wolfgang Pauli, and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. After him are Hans Frank, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Spencer Tracy, Heinrich Müller, Vasily Chuikov, and Margaret Mitchell. Among people deceased in 2002, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 7Before him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Astrid Lindgren, Simo Häyhä, Pierre Bourdieu, and Thor Heyerdahl. After him are John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and Traudl Junge.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 155 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Friedrich Ebert (1871), and Pope Joan (null). After him are Georg Simmel (1858), Max Müller (1823), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Hans Frank (1900), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 18Before him are Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Walter Benjamin (1892), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Meister Eckhart (1260), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776). After him are Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Edith Stein (1891), and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714).