Hermann Ebbinghaus

1850 - 1909

Hermann Ebbinghaus

Hermann Ebbinghaus (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1909) was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory, and is known for his discovery of the forgetting curve and the spacing effect. He was also the first person to describe the learning curve. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Ebbinghaus has received more than 486,929 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Hermann Ebbinghaus ranks 25 out of 169Before him are John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, Wilhelm Reich, Edward Thorndike, Melanie Klein, and Daniel Kahneman. After him are Paul Ekman, Alfred Binet, Milton H. Erickson, Jerome Bruner, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Irvin D. Yalom.

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Among people born in 1850, Hermann Ebbinghaus ranks 9Before him are Robert Louis Stevenson, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Edward Smith, Eduard Bernstein, and Sofia Kovalevskaya. After him are Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, Pierre Loti, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Luigi Cadorna, and Oliver Heaviside. Among people deceased in 1909, Hermann Ebbinghaus ranks 6Before him are Cesare Lombroso, Geronimo, Leopold II of Belgium, Isaac Albéniz, and Hermann Minkowski. After him are Francisco Tárrega, Itō Hirobumi, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Ebbinghaus ranks 323 out of 3,763Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Peter Behrens (1868), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Hans Zimmer (1957), and Emil Nolde (1867). After him are Franz Halder (1884), Regiomontanus (1436), Robert Bosch (1861), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Karl Haushofer (1869), and Henri Nestlé (1814).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Hermann Ebbinghaus ranks 4Before him are Erich Fromm (1900), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), and Erik Erikson (1902). After him are Hans Eysenck (1916), Gustav Fechner (1801), Karen Horney (1885), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), and Kurt Koffka (1886).

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