Karl Jaspers

1883 - 1969

Karl Jaspers

Karl Theodor Jaspers (; German: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈjaspɐs]; 23 February 1883 – 26 February 1969) was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Jaspers has received more than 482,805 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Karl Jaspers ranks 65 out of 1,005Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach, Anaximander, Edmund Husserl, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Antonio Gramsci, and William of Ockham. After him are Arius, George Berkeley, Rudolf Steiner, Empedocles, Jürgen Habermas, and Roger Bacon.

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Among people born in 1883, Karl Jaspers ranks 5Before him are Franz Kafka, Benito Mussolini, Coco Chanel, and John Maynard Keynes. After him are Khalil Gibran, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1969, Karl Jaspers ranks 3Before him are Ho Chi Minh and Dwight D. Eisenhower. After him are Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Gropius, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Sharon Tate, Otto Stern, Judy Garland, Jack Kerouac, and Rocky Marciano.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Jaspers ranks 72 out of 3,763Before him are Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), William I, German Emperor (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), and Erich von Manstein (1887). After him are Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Clara Zetkin (1857), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Martin Bormann (1900), Jürgen Habermas (1929), and Wilhelm Keitel (1882).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Karl Jaspers ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Martin Heidegger (1889), John Amos Comenius (1592), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), and Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762). After him are Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Walter Benjamin (1892), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).

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