Johann Reuchlin

1455 - 1522

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Johann Reuchlin (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈʀɔʏ̯çlin]; sometimes called Johannes; 29 January 1455 – 30 June 1522) was a German Catholic humanist and a scholar of Greek and Hebrew, whose work also took him to modern-day Austria, Switzerland, and Italy and France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Reuchlin has received more than 126,970 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Johann Reuchlin is the 277th most popular philosopher (up from 315th in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from Germany (up from 616th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular German Philosopher.

Johann Reuchlin is most famous for his work with Hebrew texts and his promotion of Hebrew as a literary language.

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Among philosophers, Johann Reuchlin ranks 277 out of 1,089Before him are Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, G. E. Moore, Sri Aurobindo, Cleanthes, and François Fénelon. After him are Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, Mazdak, Huineng, Robert Nozick, and Abraham ibn Ezra.

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Among people born in 1455, Johann Reuchlin ranks 4Before him are John II of Portugal, John, King of Denmark, and Sophia Palaiologina. After him are Andrea Gritti, Ascanio Sforza, John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, George, Duke of Bavaria, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jean Hey, and Tullio Lombardo. Among people deceased in 1522, Johann Reuchlin ranks 1After him are Piero di Cosimo, Anne of France, Antonio de Nebrija, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Ramón de Cardona, Piero Soderini, Hans von Kulmbach, Alain I of Albret, and Franchinus Gaffurius.

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Among people born in Germany, Johann Reuchlin ranks 575 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), Henning von Tresckow (1901), August Schleicher (1821), Simon Marius (1573), and Hans Morgenthau (1904). After him are Rudolf Bultmann (1884), John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (1572), Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Joachim Löw (1960), and Ernst Mayr (1904).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Johann Reuchlin ranks 42Before him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Hans Jonas (1903), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), and Adam of Bremen (null). After him are Rudolf Bultmann (1884), David Strauss (1808), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Hermann Cohen (1842), Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), and Moses Hess (1812).