Hans Morgenthau

1904 - 1980

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Hans Joachim Morgenthau (February 17, 1904 – July 19, 1980) 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, along with George F. Kennan and Reinhold Niebuhr, one of the three leading American realists of the post-World War II period. Morgenthau made landmark contributions to international relations theory and the study of international law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Morgenthau has received more than 567,688 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Hans Morgenthau is the 5th most popular political scientist (up from 6th in 2019), the 574th most popular biography from Germany (down from 547th in 2019) and the 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 5 out of 29Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, and Harold Lasswell. After him are Francis Fukuyama, Ralf Dahrendorf, Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1904, Hans Morgenthau ranks 28Before him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, Gregory Bateson, Hans Albert Einstein, Joan Crawford, Glenn Miller, and Odilo Globočnik. After him are Ernst Mayr, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Willem de Kooning, Witold Gombrowicz, Luis Carrero Blanco, and Alejo Carpentier. Among people deceased in 1980, Hans Morgenthau ranks 31Before him are Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Gregory Bateson, and John Bonham. After him are Hans Asperger, Bill Evans, Seretse Khama, Marcelo Caetano, Alejo Carpentier, and Anastasio Somoza Debayle.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Morgenthau ranks 574 out of 5,289Before him are Albrecht Kossel (1853), Johann Tetzel (1460), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), Henning von Tresckow (1901), August Schleicher (1821), and Simon Marius (1573). After him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), and Joachim Löw (1960).


Among political scientists born in Germany, Hans Morgenthau ranks 1After him are Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), Georg Jellinek (1851), and Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut (1772).