Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

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Immanuel Kant (born Emanuel Kant 22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Born in Königsberg, Kant's comprehensive and systematic works in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics have made him one of the most influential and controversial figures in modern Western philosophy, being called the "father of modern ethics", the "father of modern aesthetics", and for bringing together rationalism and empiricism earned the title of "father of modern philosophy". In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, Kant argued that space and time are mere "forms of intuition" that structure all experience and that the objects of experience are mere "appearances". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Kant has received more than 12,072,929 page views. His biography is available in 171 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 165 in 2019). Immanuel Kant is the 8th most popular philosopher, the most popular biography from Russia and the most popular Russian Philosopher.

Immanuel Kant is most famous for his work in the philosophy of ethics, metaphysics, and aesthetics. He was a German philosopher who lived from 1724-1804.

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Among philosophers, Immanuel Kant ranks 8 out of 1,267Before him are Plato, Socrates, Gautama Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, and René Descartes. After him are Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Augustine of Hippo, and Heraclitus.

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Among people born in 1724, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Maria Amalia of Saxony, Cao Xueqin, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Louise of Great Britain, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Peter von Biron, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Eva Ekeblad. Among people deceased in 1804, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Joseph Priestley, Alexander Hamilton, Jacques Necker, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Pierre Méchain, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Jean-Charles Pichegru.

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Among people born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1 out of 3,761After him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Vladimir Putin (1952), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Ivan Ilyin (1883), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Yuri Lotman (1922), and Sergei Bulgakov (1871).