Johann Gottlieb Fichte

1762 - 1814

Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (; German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə]; 19 May 1762 – 29 January 1814) was a German philosopher who became a founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant. Recently, philosophers and scholars have begun to appreciate Fichte as an important philosopher in his own right due to his original insights into the nature of self-consciousness or self-awareness. Fichte was also the originator of thesis–antithesis–synthesis, an idea that is often erroneously attributed to Hegel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Gottlieb Fichte has received more than 571,489 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 64th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Johann Gottlieb Fichte ranks 62 out of 1,005Before him are Protagoras, Pliny the Elder, Peter Abelard, Ludwig Feuerbach, Anaximander, and Edmund Husserl. After him are Antonio Gramsci, William of Ockham, Karl Jaspers, Arius, George Berkeley, and Rudolf Steiner.

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Among people born in 1762, Johann Gottlieb Fichte ranks 2Before him is Catherine the Great. After him are George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Gia Long, Pierre André Latreille, Theroigne de Mericourt, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Among people deceased in 1814, Johann Gottlieb Fichte ranks 3Before him are Marquis de Sade and Empress Joséphine. After him are Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Maria Carolina of Austria, Benjamin Thompson, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, and Aleijadinho.

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Among people born in Germany, Johann Gottlieb Fichte ranks 66 out of 3,763Before him are Robert Koch (1843), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William the Silent (1533), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Charles the Bald (823), and Erich Fromm (1900). After him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Erich von Manstein (1887), and Karl Jaspers (1883).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Johann Gottlieb Fichte ranks 8Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Engels (1820), Martin Heidegger (1889), John Amos Comenius (1592), Hannah Arendt (1906), and Ludwig Feuerbach (1804). After him are Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Walter Benjamin (1892), and Friedrich Fröbel (1782).

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