Hans-Georg Gadamer

1900 - 2002

Hans-Georg Gadamer

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 404,190 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 117th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 115 out of 1,005Before him are Bonaventure, Gorgias, Antisthenes, Charles Fourier, Bodhidharma, and Herbert Marcuse. After him are Aristippus, George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Oswald Spengler, Ramon Llull, and Duns Scotus.

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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, Chiune Sugihara, and Wolfgang Pauli. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans Frank, Adolf Dassler, Dennis Gabor, Spencer Tracy, and Charles Francis Richter. Among people deceased in 2002, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 7Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After him are John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Traudl Junge, László Kubala, Vavá, and Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 142 out of 3,763Before him are Augustus II the Strong (1670), George I of Great Britain (1660), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Georg Simmel (1858), and Herbert Marcuse (1898). After him are Bruce Willis (1955), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Otto Hahn (1879).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans-Georg Gadamer ranks 19Before him are Walter Benjamin (1892), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Meister Eckhart (1260), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), and Herbert Marcuse (1898). After him are Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), and Baron d'Holbach (1723).

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