Houston Stewart Chamberlain

1855 - 1927

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain (; 9 September 1855 – 9 January 1927) was a British-German philosopher who wrote works about political philosophy and natural science. His writing promoted German ethnonationalism, antisemitism, scientific racism, and Nordicism; he has been described as a "racialist writer". His best-known book, the two-volume Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts (The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century), published 1899, became highly influential in the pan-Germanic Völkisch movements of the early 20th century, and later influenced the antisemitism of Nazi racial policy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Houston Stewart Chamberlain has received more than 965,380 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Houston Stewart Chamberlain is the 303rd most popular philosopher (down from 276th in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 487th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Philosopher.

Houston Stewart Chamberlain was a British-German writer and politician who was a proponent of the Nazi Party. He was most famous for his book, The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, in which he argued that the Aryan race was superior to all others.

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Among philosophers, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 303 out of 1,267Before him are James Ussher, Otto Weininger, Franz Brentano, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Ramana Maharshi, and Sebastian Brant. After him are Abu Yusuf, Henri Lefebvre, Robert Nozick, Hwang Jini, Antoine Arnauld, and Giovanni Gentile.

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Among people born in 1855, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 6Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Émile Verhaeren, Otto Liman von Sanders, and John Browning. After him are Eleanor Marx, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Ernest Chausson, Percival Lowell, Paul Deschanel, and Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1927, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 11Before him are Juan Gris, Ferdinand I of Romania, Albrecht Kossel, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, and Andranik. After him are Kang Youwei, Hugo Ball, Georg Brandes, Jerome K. Jerome, Giuseppe Moscati, and Yusef of Morocco.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 508 out of 8,785Before him are William Stanley Jevons (1835), Gordon Brown (1951), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Jim Clark (1936), and Henry the Young King (1155). After him are Gary Moore (1952), Douglas Adams (1952), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), William Wilberforce (1759), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 18Before him are Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), Pelagius (360), William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), and Thomas Carlyle (1795). After him are A. S. Neill (1883), Francis Hutcheson (1694), John of Salisbury (1110), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), and Adam Ferguson (1723).