Ludwig Binswanger

1881 - 1966

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Ludwig Binswanger (; German: [ˈbɪnsvaŋɐ]; 13 April 1881 – 5 February 1966) was a Swiss psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of existential psychology. His parents were Robert Johann Binswanger (1850–1910) and Bertha Hasenclever (1847–1896). Robert's German-Jewish father Ludwig "Elieser" Binswanger (1820–1880) was founder, in 1857, of the Bellevue Sanatorium in Kreuzlingen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Binswanger has received more than 188,278 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ludwig Binswanger is the 77th most popular psychologist (up from 84th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 104th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swiss Psychologist.

Ludwig Binswanger was a German psychiatrist and philosopher who is most famous for his work on existential psychotherapy.

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Over the past year Ludwig Binswanger has had the most page views in the with 20,778 views, followed by Italian (9,990), and French (8,351). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (115.52%), Southern Azerbaijani (100.58%), and Armenian (92.70%)


Among psychologists, Ludwig Binswanger ranks 77 out of 235Before him are Antonio Damasio, Ernst Heinrich Weber, George Armitage Miller, Karl Bühler, Edward C. Tolman, and William Stern. After him are Timothy Leary, Paul Watzlawick, Edward B. Titchener, Jean Tatlock, G. Stanley Hall, and David Wechsler.

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Among people born in 1881, Ludwig Binswanger ranks 45Before him are Theodore von Kármán, Carlo Carrà, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Otto Bauer, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, and Emil Ludwig. After him are William Boeing, Giovanni Papini, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Franz Gürtner, Victor Klemperer, and Hugo Meisl. Among people deceased in 1966, Ludwig Binswanger ranks 35Before him are Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Chang Myon, Herbert Gille, D. T. Suzuki, and Cléo de Mérode. After him are Gino Severini, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Alfred Naujocks, Lao She, Charlotte Cooper, and Hannes Kolehmainen.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Ludwig Binswanger ranks 108 out of 1,015Before him are Albert Anker (1831), Henri Guisan (1874), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), Hannes Meyer (1889), and Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (1773). After him are Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Jost Bürgi (1552), Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747), César Ritz (1850), and Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Ludwig Binswanger ranks 4Before him are Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), and Hermann Rorschach (1884). After him are Auguste Forel (1848), Édouard Claparède (1873), Edgar Schein (1928), Otto Binswanger (1852), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).