Hans Morgenthau

1904 - 1980

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Hans Joachim Morgenthau (February 17, 1904 – July 19, 1980) was a German-American jurist and political scientist who was one of the major 20th-century figures in the study of international relations. Morgenthau's works belong to the tradition of realism in international relations theory; he is usually considered among the most influential realists of the post-World War II period. Morgenthau made landmark contributions to international relations theory and the study of international law. His Politics Among Nations, first published in 1948, went through five editions during his lifetime and was widely adopted as a textbook in U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Morgenthau has received more than 932,449 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hans Morgenthau is the 8th most popular political scientist (down from 6th in 2019), the 684th most popular biography from Germany (down from 628th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Political Scientist.

Hans Morgenthau is most famous for his work in the field of international relations. He was a professor at the University of Chicago for many years and wrote extensively on the subject of international relations. He was also the author of Politics Among Nations, which is considered one of the best books on international relations in the 20th century.

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Among political scientists, Hans Morgenthau ranks 8 out of 46Before him are Étienne de La Boétie, Francis Fukuyama, Johan Galtung, Christian Lous Lange, Georg Jellinek, and Harold Lasswell. After him are Ralf Dahrendorf, Aleksandr Dugin, Benedict Anderson, Gene Sharp, Maurice Duverger, and David Easton.

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Among people born in 1904, Hans Morgenthau ranks 35Before him are John Hicks, Werner Forssmann, Antonín Novotný, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Gregory Bateson, and Ernst Mayr. After him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, George F. Kennan, Alejo Carpentier, Lucile Randon, Willem de Kooning, and Odilo Globočnik. Among people deceased in 1980, Hans Morgenthau ranks 34Before him are John Bonham, Fritz Strassmann, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, Óscar Romero, and Gregory Bateson. After him are Alejo Carpentier, William Howard Stein, Bill Evans, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Willard Libby, and Yigal Allon.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Morgenthau ranks 684 out of 7,253Before him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Gertrude the Great (1256), Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), and Hugo Ball (1886). After him are Rudolf Otto (1869), George V of Hanover (1819), Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Bernard Katz (1911).


Among political scientists born in Germany, Hans Morgenthau ranks 2Before him are Georg Jellinek (1851). After him are Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut (1772), and Carl Joachim Friedrich (1901).