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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Korsch has received more than 126,169 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Karl Korsch is the 482nd most popular philosopher (down from 461st in 2019), the 1,246th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,133rd in 2019) and the 65th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Karl Korsch ranks 482 out of 1,089Before him are Hans Reichenbach, Gianni Vattimo, Annemarie Schimmel, Rodolphus Agricola, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and Gilbert Ryle. After him are Chantal Mouffe, Ernst Troeltsch, Su Song, André Gorz, Philodemus, and A. J. Ayer.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Korsch ranks 53Before him are Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Raoul Hausmann, Vittorio Pozzo, Alain-Fournier, Dong Biwu, and Hugh Lofting. After him are Jisaburō Ozawa, Rex Stout, Garegin Nzhdeh, Henry King, Werner Kempf, and Frank Lloyd. Among people deceased in 1961, Karl Korsch ranks 26Before him are Eero Saarinen, Otto Loewi, Maria of Yugoslavia, Luigi Einaudi, Blaise Cendrars, and Paul Wittgenstein. After him are Wolfgang von Trips, Lee de Forest, Akiba Rubinstein, Margherita Sarfatti, Anna May Wong, and Zoltán Tildy.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Korsch ranks 1,246 out of 5,289Before him are Annemarie Schimmel (1922), Günther Blumentritt (1892), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Günther Korten (1898), Gunter Sachs (1932), and Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759). After him are Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Rudolf Diels (1900), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), André Previn (1929), and Severinus of Noricum (410).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Karl Korsch ranks 65Before him are Henry Suso (1295), Peter Sloterdijk (1947), Leo Strauss (1899), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Hans Reichenbach (1891), and Annemarie Schimmel (1922). After him are Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Eduard Spranger (1882), Karl Löwith (1897), Carl Stumpf (1848), Ludwig Büchner (1824), and Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723).