Helmuth Plessner

1892 - 1985

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Helmuth Plessner (4 September 1892, Wiesbaden – 12 June 1985, Göttingen) was a German philosopher and sociologist, and a primary advocate of "philosophical anthropology". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth Plessner has received more than 55,746 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Helmuth Plessner is the 650th most popular philosopher (down from 614th in 2019), the 1,928th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,618th in 2019) and the 89th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Helmuth Plessner ranks 650 out of 1,089Before him are Shen Buhai, Antonio Rosmini, Franz Xaver von Baader, Maximus of Tyre, William Heard Kilpatrick, and Kazimierz Łyszczyński. After him are Ammonius Hermiae, Jean Ziegler, Silvia Federici, Lucien Goldmann, Henry More, and Polemon.

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Among people born in 1892, Helmuth Plessner ranks 94Before him are Nikolai Polikarpov, Djuna Barnes, Ludwig Crüwell, Agnes Smedley, Jack L. Warner, and Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev. After him are Konstantin Paustovsky, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, Basil Rathbone, Richard Aldington, Hermann Breith, and John Alcock. Among people deceased in 1985, Helmuth Plessner ranks 62Before him are Philly Joe Jones, Ruth Gordon, Nicolas Frantz, Denis de Rougemont, David Purley, and Macfarlane Burnet. After him are Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Theodore Sturgeon, Michael Redgrave, Fred Uhlman, Heinz Hoffmann, and Vladimir Jankélévitch.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmuth Plessner ranks 1,928 out of 5,289Before him are Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630), William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (1425), Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony (1730), Heinrich Eberbach (1895), Hermann Paul (1846), and Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1688). After him are Heinz G. Konsalik (1921), Andreas Osiander (1498), Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1579), Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745), Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia (1730), and Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Helmuth Plessner ranks 89Before him are Eugen Fink (1905), Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), Alfred Schmidt (1931), Ludwig Klages (1872), Theodor Lipps (1851), and Franz Xaver von Baader (1765). After him are Friedrich Pollock (1894), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Theodor Lessing (1872), Arnold Ruge (1802), Rudolph Goclenius (1547), and Johannes Oecolampadius (1482).