Joseph Dietzgen

1828 - 1888

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Peter Josef Dietzgen (December 9, 1828 – April 15, 1888) was a German socialist philosopher, Marxist and journalist. Dietzgen was born in Blankenberg in the Rhine Province of Prussia. He was the first of five children of father Johann Gottfried Anno Dietzgen (1794–1887) and mother Anna Margaretha Lückerath (1808–1881). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Dietzgen has received more than 56,327 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Dietzgen is the 827th most popular philosopher (down from 771st in 2019), the 2,653rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,356th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Joseph Dietzgen ranks 827 out of 1,081Before him are Tao Hongjing, Franz Neumann, Aedesia, Jan Mukařovský, Karl Vogt, and Paolo Sarpi. After him are Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Philippa Foot, Claude Lefort, Charles Kay Ogden, Kazimierz Twardowski, and John Italus.

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Among people born in 1828, Joseph Dietzgen ranks 34Before him are Andrew Taylor Still, Charles de Freycinet, Władysław Czartoryski, George Meredith, Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry, and Josephine Butler. After him are Lahiri Mahasaya, Meyer Guggenheim, Rainilaiarivony, Étienne Carjat, Mikhail Chernyayev, and Herman Grimm. Among people deceased in 1888, Joseph Dietzgen ranks 44Before him are Gustave Boulanger, Matthew Arnold, Vsevolod Garshin, Josif Pančić, Princess Marie of Prussia, and Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola. After him are Mikhail Loris-Melikov, Samson Raphael Hirsch, Victoria Benedictsson, Raffi, Jean-Delphin Alard, and Princess Marie Frederica of Hesse-Kassel.

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Among people born in Germany, Joseph Dietzgen ranks 2,653 out of 6,142Before him are John I, Duke of Saxony (1249), Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach (1659), Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767), Ivica Račan (1944), Hans Delbrück (1848), and Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller (1725). After him are Carl Ludwig Blume (1796), Otto Schniewind (1887), Johann Peter Frank (1745), Joseph Weizenbaum (1923), Louise Catherine Breslau (1856), and Birutė Galdikas (1946).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Joseph Dietzgen ranks 106Before him are Johannes Agricola (1494), Friedrich Pollock (1894), Theodor Lessing (1872), Hans Albert (1921), Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792), and Karl Vogt (1817). After him are Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743), Jakob Friedrich Fries (1773), Johannes Nikolaus Tetens (1736), Erich Neumann (1905), Arthur Oncken Lovejoy (1873), and Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg (1802).