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. He was one of the major twentieth-century figures in the study of international relations. Morgenthau's works belong to the tradition of realism in international relations theory, and he is usually considered among the most influential realists of the post-World War II period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Morgenthau has received more than 733,229 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Morgenthau is the 7th most popular political scientist (down from 5th in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from Germany (down from 574th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 7 out of 29Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, Francis Fukuyama, Harold Lasswell, and Georg Jellinek. After him are Christian Lous Lange, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Robert A. Dahl, Johan Galtung, and Maurice Duverger.

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Among people born in 1904, Hans Morgenthau ranks 32Before him are John Hicks, Luis Carrero Blanco, Gregory Bateson, Harry Martinson, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Ernst Mayr, Willem de Kooning, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Joseph Campbell, George F. Kennan, and Louis Néel. Among people deceased in 1980, Hans Morgenthau ranks 35Before him are Bill Evans, Marcelo Caetano, Gregory Bateson, Óscar Romero, John Bonham, and Anastasio Somoza Debayle. After him are Willard Libby, Alexander Oparin, William Howard Stein, Mae West, Alejo Carpentier, and Marian Rejewski.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Morgenthau ranks 628 out of 6,142Before him are Franz Stuck (1863), Curd Jürgens (1915), Fritz Perls (1893), Erich Priebke (1913), Johannes Rau (1931), and August Bebel (1840). After him are Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), Walther Rathenau (1867), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Werner von Haeften (1908), and Anna Anderson (1896).


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