Henry Suso

1295 - 1366

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Henry Suso (also called Amandus, a name adopted in his writings, and Heinrich Seuse in German), was a German Dominican friar and the most popular vernacular writer of the fourteenth century (when considering the number of surviving manuscripts). Suso is thought to have been born on March 21, 1295. An important author in both Latin and Middle High German, he is also notable for defending Meister Eckhart's legacy after Eckhart was posthumously condemned for heresy in 1329. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Suso has received more than 124,122 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Henry Suso is the 442nd most popular philosopher (up from 455th in 2019), the 1,105th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,120th in 2019) and the 59th most popular German Philosopher.

Henry Suso was a German mystic and Catholic priest who lived in the 14th century. He is most famous for his book, The Life of the Servant, which was translated into English in 1877.

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Among philosophers, Henry Suso ranks 442 out of 1,089Before him are Ernest Gellner, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Brunetto Latini, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Damascius, and Yan Hui. After him are Valentinus, Alain de Lille, Maine de Biran, George Pachymeres, Peter Sloterdijk, and George Santayana.

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Among people born in 1295, Henry Suso ranks 5Before him are Saint Roch, Isabella of France, Jean Buridan, and Nicephorus Gregoras. After him are Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy and Nicholas Orsini. Among people deceased in 1366, Henry Suso ranks 2Before him is Taddeo Gaddi. After him is Jaunutis.

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Among people born in Germany, Henry Suso ranks 1,105 out of 5,289Before him are Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Wolf Vostell (1932), George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg (1582), Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (1728), and Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752). After him are Michael Ballack (1976), Veit Stoss (1450), Barbara Blomberg (1527), Princess Auguste of Bavaria (1877), Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1883), and Karl Bühler (1879).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Henry Suso ranks 59Before him are Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Christian Thomasius (1655), Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), and Paul Natorp (1854). After him are Peter Sloterdijk (1947), Leo Strauss (1899), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Hans Reichenbach (1891), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), and Karl Korsch (1886).