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Hermann Gunkel

1862 - 1932

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Hermann Gunkel (23 May 1862 – 11 March 1932), a German Old Testament scholar, founded form criticism. He also became a leading representative of the history of religions school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Gunkel has received more than 104,824 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Gunkel is the 1,087th most popular philosopher (down from 1,007th in 2019), the 4,150th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,686th in 2019) and the 129th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hermann Gunkel ranks 1,087 out of 1,081Before him are Ion Dragoumis, Hendrik Adamson, J. L. Mackie, Eduardo Lourenço, Thomas Sebeok, and Uku Masing. After him are Josiah Royce, Luciano Floridi, Dariush Shayegan, David Ray Griffin, Lucien Sève, and Max Bense.

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Among people born in 1862, Hermann Gunkel ranks 118Before him are Arthur De Greef, Émile Coste, Meliton Balanchivadze, Henry Slocum, Florence Bascom, and Boris Borisovich Golitsyn. After him are M. R. James, Hulda Garborg, Jules Renkin, Anastasios Metaxas, Adolf Bartels, and Wilhelm Weinberg. Among people deceased in 1932, Hermann Gunkel ranks 105Before him are Giuseppe Vitali, John Walter Gregory, László Lukács, Kliment Boyadzhiev, Albert Londres, and Marcel Boulenger. After him are Ioannis Chrysafis, Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Emil Paur, Donduk Kuular, Carl Johnson, and René Bazin.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Gunkel ranks 4,150 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt (1854), Albrecht Berblinger (1770), Albert Brülls (1937), Heiko Maas (1966), Melchior Vulpius (1570), and Ellen von Unwerth (1954). After him are Fritz von Unruh (1885), Peter Schreyer (1953), Nicole (1964), Manfred Eicher (1943), Hermann Paul Müller (1909), and Franz Sigel (1824).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hermann Gunkel ranks 129Before him are Rüdiger Safranski (1945), Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster (1869), Gottlob Ernst Schulze (1761), Immanuel Hermann Fichte (1796), Paul Deussen (1845), and Martin Chemnitz (1522). After him are Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde (1930), F. C. S. Schiller (1864), Volker Zotz (1956), Walter Kaufmann (1921), and Richard David Precht (1964).