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Karl-Otto Apel

1922 - 2017

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Karl-Otto Apel (German: [ˈaːpl̩]; 15 March 1922 – 15 May 2017) was a German philosopher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl-Otto Apel has received more than 119,357 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl-Otto Apel is the 493rd most popular philosopher (down from 481st in 2019), the 1,315th most popular biography from Germany and the 64th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Karl-Otto Apel ranks 493 out of 1,267Before him are Themistius, Ibn al-Rawandi, Anaxarchus, Murray Bookchin, Sivananda Saraswati, and Carl Stumpf. After him are Pierre Duhem, Gorakhnath, Antiochus of Ascalon, Hermann Lotze, Shneur Zalman of Liadi, and Zengzi.

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Among people born in 1922, Karl-Otto Apel ranks 74Before him are Rajko Mitić, Toots Thielemans, Carlo M. Cipolla, Charles Mingus, Arthur Penn, and Denholm Elliott. After him are Richard Hamilton, Yuri Lotman, María Casares, Micheline Presle, Annemarie Schimmel, and Luis Echeverría. Among people deceased in 2017, Karl-Otto Apel ranks 80Before him are Abdul Halim of Kedah, Kim Jong-nam, Elsa Martinelli, Zhou Youguang, Ljubiša Samardžić, and Chris Cornell. After him are Michael Nyqvist, Anita Pallenberg, Nicolai Gedda, Anne Wiazemsky, René Préval, and Konstantinos Mitsotakis.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl-Otto Apel ranks 1,315 out of 7,253Before him are Rudolf Caracciola (1901), Ernst Albrecht (1930), Franz, Duke of Bavaria (1933), Christiane F. (1962), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), and Heinz Lammerding (1905). After him are Leonhart Fuchs (1501), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), John George II, Elector of Saxony (1613), Walter Christaller (1893), and Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Karl-Otto Apel ranks 64Before him are Henry Suso (1295), Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Natorp (1854), Hans Reichenbach (1891), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), and Carl Stumpf (1848). After him are Hermann Lotze (1817), Karl Löwith (1897), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), Eduard Spranger (1882), Hans Blumenberg (1920), and Hans Vaihinger (1852).