Hermann Rorschach

1884 - 1922

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Hermann Rorschach (German: [ˈhɛrman ˈroːrʃax]; 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 513,043 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Rorschach is the 39th most popular psychologist (down from 36th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 38th 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 39 out of 182Before him are Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Milton H. Erickson, and John Bowlby. After him are Eric Berne, Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, Albert Ellis, Raymond Cattell, and Sabina Spielrein.

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Among people born in 1884, Hermann Rorschach ranks 18Before him are Peter Debye, Franz Halder, Walther von Reichenau, Gaston Bachelard, Theodor Heuss, and Auguste Piccard. After him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Lion Feuchtwanger, Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof. Among people deceased in 1922, Hermann Rorschach ranks 10Before him are Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Djemal Pasha, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Fredrik Bajer, Walther Rathenau, Ernest Shackleton, Vittorio Monti, Georges Sorel, and Ernest Solvay.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Hermann Rorschach ranks 42 out of 749Before him are Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Élie Ducommun (1833), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Ursula Andress (1936), Henry Fuseli (1741), and Auguste Piccard (1884). After him are Adelaide of Italy (931), Felix Bloch (1905), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Johannes Itten (1888), Aga Khan IV (1936), and Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298).

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), Édouard Claparède (1873), and Auguste Forel (1848).