Hans-Georg Gadamer

1900 - 2002

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (; German: [ˈɡaːdamɐ]; February 11, 1900 – March 13, 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 431,919 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Hans-Georg Gadamer is the 120th most popular philosopher (down from 114th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 120 out of 1,089. Before him are Zhu Xi, John Rawls, Emil Cioran, Ibn Arabi, Mozi, and Charles Fourier. After him are John Wycliffe, Duns Scotus, Giambattista Vico, Marsilio Ficino, Oswald Spengler, and Henri de Saint-Simon.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 8Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, Luis Buñuel, and Wolfgang Pauli. After him are Hans Frank, Adolf Dassler, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Charles Francis Richter, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Spencer Tracy. Among people deceased in 2002, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 8Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, and John Rawls. After him are Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, László Kubala, Chuck Jones, Traudl Junge, and Vavá.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 152 out of 5,289. Before him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Ambrose (340), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770). After him are Johann Christian Bach (1735), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Matthias Grünewald (1480), and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 17Before him are Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Walter Benjamin (1892), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), and Meister Eckhart (1260). After him are Oswald Spengler (1880), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Baron d'Holbach (1723), and Wilhelm Dilthey (1833).

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