Hans Eysenck

1916 - 1997

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Hans Jürgen Eysenck (; 4 March 1916 – 4 September 1997) was a German-born British psychologist who spent his professional career in Great Britain. He is best remembered for his work on intelligence and personality, although he worked on other issues in psychology. At the time of his death, Eysenck was the most frequently cited living psychologist in the peer-reviewed scientific journal literature.Eysenck's research purported to show that certain personality types had an elevated risk of cancer and heart disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Eysenck has received more than 700,090 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Hans Eysenck is the 30th most popular psychologist (up from 32nd in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Germany (up from 380th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Psychologist.

Hans Eysenck was a psychologist who is most famous for his work on personality and intelligence.

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Among psychologists, Hans Eysenck ranks 30 out of 182Before him are Melanie Klein, Daniel Kahneman, Gustav Fechner, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Irvin D. Yalom, and Alfred Binet. After him are Paul Ekman, Karen Horney, Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, and Princess Marie Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1916, Hans Eysenck ranks 12Before him are Francis Crick, Elena Ceaușescu, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Harold Wilson, and Aldo Moro. After him are Claude Shannon, Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, Ferruccio Lamborghini, João Havelange, and Yehudi Menuhin. Among people deceased in 1997, Hans Eysenck ranks 14Before him are Toshiro Mifune, Gianni Versace, Victor Vasarely, Mobutu Sese Seko, Roy Lichtenstein, and Anton LaVey. After him are Sviatoslav Richter, Paulo Freire, The Notorious B.I.G., William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Bảo Đại.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Eysenck ranks 314 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Zimmer (1957), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Heinrich Müller (1900), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Christian III of Denmark (1503), and Otto Lilienthal (1848). After him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Peter Behrens (1868), Sophie Scholl (1921), and Valdemar I of Denmark (1131).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Hans Eysenck ranks 5Before him are Erich Fromm (1900), Erik Erikson (1902), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), and Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850). After him are Karen Horney (1885), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Karl Abraham (1877), and Kurt Koffka (1886).