Herbert Marcuse

1898 - 1979

Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse (; German: [maɐ̯ˈkuːzə]; July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Born in Berlin, Marcuse studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin and then at Freiburg, where he received his PhD. He was a prominent figure in the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social Research – what later became known as the Frankfurt School. He was married to Sophie Wertheim (1924–1951), Inge Neumann (1955–1973), and Erica Sherover (1976–1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Marcuse has received more than 1,081,430 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 116th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Herbert Marcuse ranks 114 out of 1,005Before him are Ibn Taymiyyah, Bonaventure, Gorgias, Antisthenes, Charles Fourier, and Bodhidharma. After him are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aristippus, George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Oswald Spengler, and Ramon Llull.

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Among people born in 1898, Herbert Marcuse ranks 11Before him are Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Alvar Aalto, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, and Zhou Enlai. After him are George Gershwin, C. S. Lewis, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, Tamara de Lempicka, and Liu Shaoqi. Among people deceased in 1979, Herbert Marcuse ranks 3Before him are Josef Mengele and John Wayne. After him are Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Jean Renoir, Nino Rota, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch.

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Among people born in Germany, Herbert Marcuse ranks 141 out of 3,763Before him are Ambrose (340), Augustus II the Strong (1670), George I of Great Britain (1660), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), and Georg Simmel (1858). After him are Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Bruce Willis (1955), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Herbert Marcuse ranks 18Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Walter Benjamin (1892), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Meister Eckhart (1260), and Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767). After him are Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), and Wilhelm Dilthey (1833).

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