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Karl Korsch

1886 - 1961

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Karl Korsch (German: [kɔɐ̯ʃ]; August 15, 1886 – October 21, 1961) was a German Marxist theoretician and political philosopher. He is recognized as one of the "dissidents" that challenged the Marxism of the Second International of Karl Kautsky, Georgi Plekhanov and Lenin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Korsch has received more than 149,512 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Korsch is the 520th most popular philosopher (down from 482nd in 2019), the 1,464th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,246th in 2019) and the 69th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Karl Korsch ranks 520 out of 1,081Before him are Victor Cousin, Vasishtha, Liu Bowen, André Gorz, Gaius Musonius Rufus, and Zou Yan. After him are Guillaume Budé, Antony Flew, Saul Kripke, Carl Stumpf, Arthur Danto, and Gorakhnath.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Korsch ranks 58Before him are Gottfried Benn, Marcel Dupré, Erich Fellgiebel, Giovanni Battista Caproni, Mary Wigman, and Nobutake Kondō. After him are Willem Drees, Nikolay Gumilyov, Werner Kempf, Frank Lloyd, Edward Bach, and Georg Stumme. Among people deceased in 1961, Karl Korsch ranks 31Before him are Akiba Rubinstein, Wolfgang von Trips, Paul Wittgenstein, Lee de Forest, Blaise Cendrars, and Arthur Drewry. After him are Mukhtar Auezov, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Maria Valtorta, Margherita Sarfatti, Werner Jaeger, and Zoltán Tildy.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Korsch ranks 1,464 out of 6,142Before him are Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), Niko Kovač (1971), Wolfram Sievers (1905), Sepp Herberger (1897), Anne Wiazemsky (1947), and Hans Speidel (1897). After him are Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Jens Lehmann (1969), Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830), Horst Schumann (1906), Günther Blumentritt (1892), and Luise Rainer (1910).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Karl Korsch ranks 69Before him are Leo Strauss (1899), Karl Löwith (1897), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), Axel Honneth (1949), and Hans Vaihinger (1852). After him are Carl Stumpf (1848), Conrad Celtes (1459), Eugen Fink (1905), Eduard Spranger (1882), Werner Jaeger (1888), and Ludwig Büchner (1824).