Johann Heinrich Alsted

1588 - 1638

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Johann Heinrich Alsted (March 1588 – November 9, 1638), "the true parent of all the Encyclopædias", was a German-born Transylvanian Saxon Calvinist minister and academic, known for his varied interests: in Ramism and Lullism, pedagogy and encyclopedias, theology and millenarianism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Heinrich Alsted has received more than 26,381 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Johann Heinrich Alsted is the 697th most popular philosopher (up from 705th in 2019), the 2,107th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,903rd in 2019) and the 96th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Johann Heinrich Alsted ranks 697 out of 1,089Before him are Lucian Blaga, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, Jaakko Hintikka, Hermippus of Smyrna, Domingo de Soto, and Vladimir Jankélévitch. After him are James Mark Baldwin, Thiruvalluvar, Thomas Arnold, Raymond Williams, William of Conches, and Jakob Lorber.

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Among people born in 1588, Johann Heinrich Alsted ranks 10Before him are Henri, Prince of Condé, Marina Mniszech, Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Robert Filmer, and Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg. After him are Isaac Beeckman, Pierre Séguier, Ole Worm, Margherita Aldobrandini, and John Winthrop. Among people deceased in 1638, Johann Heinrich Alsted ranks 15Before him are Cyril Lucaris, John Harvard, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Cornelis van Haarlem, Willem Blaeu, and Hercules Seghers. After him are Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, Joachim Wtewael, Gabriello Chiabrera, and John Wilbye.

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Among philosophers born in Germany, Johann Heinrich Alsted ranks 96Before him are Friedrich Pollock (1894), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Theodor Lessing (1872), Arnold Ruge (1802), Rudolph Goclenius (1547), and Johannes Oecolampadius (1482). After him are Hans Blumenberg (1920), Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Albert of Saxony (1316), Johannes Agricola (1494), Paul de Lagarde (1827), and Joseph Dietzgen (1828).