Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

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Immanuel Kant (UK: , US: , German: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈkant, -nu̯ɛl]; 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 figures in modern Western philosophy.In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, Kant argued that space and time are mere "forms of intuition" which structure all experience, and therefore that while "things-in-themselves" exist and contribute to experience, they are nonetheless distinct from the objects of experience. From this it follows that the objects of experience are mere "appearances", and that the nature of things as they are in themselves is consequently unknowable to us. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Kant has received more than 9,745,533 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Immanuel Kant is the 6th 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 6 out of 1,089Before him are Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Confucius, and Gautama Buddha. After him are René Descartes, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Augustine of Hippo.

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

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Among people born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1 out of 2,688After him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Vladimir Putin (1952).


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), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700).