Josef Pieper

1904 - 1997

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Josef Pieper (German: [ˈpiːpɐ]; 4 May 1904 – 6 November 1997) was a German Catholic philosopher and an important figure in the resurgence of interest in the thought of Thomas Aquinas in early-to-mid 20th-century philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Pieper has received more than 194,665 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Josef Pieper is the 1,082nd most popular philosopher (down from 965th in 2019), the 4,228th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,486th in 2019) and the 139th most popular German Philosopher.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Josef Piepers by language

Over the past year Josef Pieper has had the most page views in the with 27,419 views, followed by German (10,287), and Spanish (7,325). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (83.55%), Luxembourgish (65.05%), and Slovak (55.22%)


Among philosophers, Josef Pieper ranks 1,082 out of 1,267Before him are Heymann Steinthal, P. C. Chang, Adolf Grünbaum, Mario Tronti, Amina Wadud, and Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet. After him are Barrington Moore Jr., Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski, Richard Posner, Ladislav Klíma, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, and Carlo Cattaneo.

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Among people born in 1904, Josef Pieper ranks 215Before him are Hans Furler, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Anton Yugov, Ray Bolger, Semyon Ignatyev, and Tita Merello. After him are Dick Powell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Cecil Day-Lewis, Attila Petschauer, and Giuliano Bonfante. Among people deceased in 1997, Josef Pieper ranks 199Before him are Adriana Caselotti, Corneliu Baba, Haruko Sugimura, Sándor Végh, Fritz Schär, and Robert H. Dicke. After him are Joanna Moore, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Agnieszka Osiecka, Denver Pyle, Norris Bradbury, and Roger Marche.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Josef Pieper ranks 4,228 out of 7,253Before him are Oskar von Miller (1855), Fritz Reuter (1810), Prince Frederick of Prussia (1794), Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746), Marianne Werner (1924), and Nicole Brown Simpson (1959). After him are Reinhard Mohn (1921), Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg (1672), Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1891), Christian Ziege (1972), Albert Richter (1912), and Louise Caroline of Hochberg (1768).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Josef Pieper ranks 139Before him are Immanuel Hermann Fichte (1796), Joachim Camerarius (1500), Max Dessoir (1867), Georg Anton Friedrich Ast (1778), Heymann Steinthal (1823), and Adolf Grünbaum (1923). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster (1869), Friedrich Eduard Beneke (1798), Martin Chemnitz (1522), Friedrich Gogarten (1887), Dieter Henrich (1927), and F. C. S. Schiller (1864).