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 68,675 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Hermann Gunkel is the 1,007th most popular philosopher (down from 959th in 2019), the 3,688th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,913th in 2019) and the 125th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hermann Gunkel ranks 1,007 out of 1,089. Before him are Martin Chemnitz, Derek Parfit, Josiah Royce, Derek Prince, Cleopatra the Alchemist, and Pritilata Waddedar. After him are Eric A. Havelock, Abram Deborin, David Ray Griffin, Thomas Sebeok, Jaegwon Kim, and F. C. S. Schiller.

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Among people born in 1862, Hermann Gunkel ranks 102Before him are M. R. James, Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Frank Muller, Arthur De Greef, Christopher Cradock, and Ida B. Wells. After him are Robert Emden, Tomitaro Makino, Antoni Lange, Adolf Bartels, Florence Bascom, and Émile Coste. Among people deceased in 1932, Hermann Gunkel ranks 97Before him are Marcel Boulenger, Carmen de Burgos, Kliment Boyadzhiev, Peder Kolstad, Pritilata Waddedar, and Edgard Colle. After him are Giuseppe Vitali, Ioannis Chrysafis, Julieta Lanteri, Ellen Churchill Semple, Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer, and Wovoka.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Gunkel ranks 3,688 out of 5,289. Before him are Georg Calixtus (1586), Curt Siodmak (1902), Moritz Bleibtreu (1971), Theodor Curtius (1857), Volker Bouffier (1951), and Richard Röstel (1872). After him are Armin Laschet (1961), Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718), Bernd Patzke (1943), Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713), Walter Giller (1927), and Herbert Selpin (1904).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hermann Gunkel ranks 125Before him are Wilhelm Gesenius (1786), Albrecht Ritschl (1822), Paul Deussen (1845), Rüdiger Safranski (1945), Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster (1869), and Martin Chemnitz (1522). After him are F. C. S. Schiller (1864), Volker Zotz (1956), Richard David Precht (1964), and Walter Kaufmann (1921).

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