Houston Stewart Chamberlain

1855 - 1927

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain (; 9 September 1855 – 9 January 1927) was a British philosopher and nationalized German who wrote works about political philosophy and natural science; he is described by Michael D. Biddiss, a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, as a "racialist writer". Chamberlain married Eva von Bülow, the daughter of composer Richard Wagner, in December 1908, twenty-five years after Wagner's death.Chamberlain's best known book is the two-volume Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts (The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century), published in 1899, which 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 596,259 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Houston Stewart Chamberlain is the 314th most popular philosopher (down from 283rd in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 481st in 2019) and the 22nd 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 314 out of 1,089Before him are Theano, Andronicus of Rhodes, David Strauss, Synesius, Sebastian Brant, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl. After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Francisco Suárez, and Thrasymachus.

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Among people born in 1855, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Otto Liman von Sanders, John Browning, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, and Émile Verhaeren. After him are Percival Lowell, Ned Kelly, Eleanor Marx, Ernest Chausson, Paul Deschanel, and Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1927, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 11Before him are Willem Einthoven, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, Albrecht Kossel, and Jerome K. Jerome. After him are Hugo Ball, Andranik, Georg Brandes, Kang Youwei, Edward B. Titchener, and Adolph Joffe.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 575 out of 6,924Before him are David Brewster (1781), Diana Rigg (1938), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Edmund Cartwright (1743), William Stanley Jevons (1835), and David Hockney (1937). After him are George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), Muriel Spark (1918), Brian Epstein (1934), Denis Law (1940), and Fred Perry (1909).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Houston Stewart Chamberlain ranks 22Before him are William Godwin (1756), Thomas Carlyle (1795), G. E. Moore (1873), A. S. Neill (1883), J. L. Austin (1911), and E. H. Carr (1892). After him are H. L. A. Hart (1907), John of Salisbury (1110), Paul Grice (1913), Francis Hutcheson (1694), Alan Watts (1915), and Roger Scruton (1944).