Leo Baeck

1873 - 1956

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Leo Baeck (23 May 1873 – 2 November 1956) was a 20th-century German rabbi, scholar, and theologian. He served as leader of Reform Judaism in his native country and internationally, and later represented all German Jews during the Nazi era. After the Second World War, he settled in London, in the United Kingdom, where he served as the chairman of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Baeck has received more than 133,998 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Leo Baeck is the 917th most popular philosopher, the 661st most popular biography from Poland and the 23rd most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Leo Baeck ranks 917 out of 1,081Before him are Frederick Copleston, Abu Sulayman Sijistani, Arthur Oncken Lovejoy, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Porcia, and Ian Hacking. After him are Boris Parygin, Georges Florovsky, Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg, Lon L. Fuller, Albrecht Ritschl, and Lars Gustafsson.

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Among people born in 1873, Leo Baeck ranks 95Before him are Ramón Castillo, Joseph Jongen, Marija Jurić Zagorka, Thomas Curtis, Mikhail Prishvin, and Arthur Oncken Lovejoy. After him are Miklós Bánffy, Theodoor Hendrik van de Velde, Matteo Bartoli, Ford Madox Ford, Auguste Chevalier, and Willa Cather. Among people deceased in 1956, Leo Baeck ranks 104Before him are Stan Ockers, Israel Zolli, Elpidio Quirino, Zoltán Halmay, Eduardo Lonardi, and Tommy Dorsey. After him are Paul Renner, Vladimir Filatov, Auguste Chevalier, Frigyes Riesz, Jean Hersholt, and Preston Tucker.

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Among people born in Poland, Leo Baeck ranks 661 out of 1,454Before him are Haroun Tazieff (1914), Jacob Heinrich von Flemming (1667), Julian Marchlewski (1866), Karl Otfried Müller (1797), Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1522), and Walther Wever (1887). After him are Lothar Bisky (1941), Stefan Rowecki (1895), Krystyna Janda (1952), Janusz Gajos (1939), Alfred Saalwächter (1883), and Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Leo Baeck ranks 23Before him are Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), John Cantius (1390), Symon Budny (1530), Kuno Fischer (1824), Franz Neumann (1900), and Józef Maria Bocheński (1902). After him are Stanisław Staszic (1755), Jerzy Żuławski (1874), Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907), Michał Heller (1936), Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski (1503), and Tadeusz Kotarbiński (1886).