Hermann Rorschach

1884 - 1922

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Hermann Rorschach (German: [ˈhɛːman ˈʁoːʁʃaχ]; 8 November 1884 – 2 April 1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. His education in art helped to spur the development of a set of inkblots that were used experimentally to measure various unconscious parts of the subject's personality. His method has come to be referred to as the Rorschach test, iterations of which have continued to be used over the years to help identify personality, psychotic, and neurological disorders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Rorschach has received more than 692,661 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Hermann Rorschach is the 31st most popular psychologist (up from 38th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Psychologist.

Hermann Rorschach is most famous for developing the Rorschach inkblot test, a projective personality test which is used to detect underlying thought disorders.

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Among psychologists, Hermann Rorschach ranks 31 out of 235Before him are Melanie Klein, Gustav Fechner, Karen Horney, Alfred Binet, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. After him are Howard Gardner, Gordon Allport, Paul Ekman, Jerome Bruner, Eric Berne, and Lawrence Kohlberg.

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Among people born in 1884, Hermann Rorschach ranks 19Before him are Theodor Heuss, Franz Halder, Peter Debye, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Friedrich Bergius, and Gaston Bachelard. After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Auguste Piccard, and Vincent Auriol. Among people deceased in 1922, Hermann Rorschach ranks 10Before him are Charles I of Austria, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Walther Rathenau, Georges Sorel, Djemal Pasha, Michael Collins, Ernest Shackleton, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Hermann Rorschach ranks 34 out of 1,015Before him are Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Erich von Däniken (1935), Jacques Necker (1732), Joan Gamper (1877), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), and Carlo Maderno (1556). After him are K. Alex Müller (1927), Karl Barth (1886), Adelaide of Italy (931), Ursula Andress (1936), Franz Mesmer (1734), and Eugen Bleuler (1857).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Hermann Rorschach ranks 3Before him are Carl Jung (1875), and Jean Piaget (1896). After him are Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Auguste Forel (1848), Édouard Claparède (1873), Edgar Schein (1928), Otto Binswanger (1852), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).