Ludwig Wittgenstein

1889 - 1951

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (; German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈvɪtgənˌʃtaɪn]; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.From 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University of Cambridge. During his lifetime he published just one slim book (the 75-page Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1921), one article ("Some Remarks on Logical Form", 1929), one book review and a children's dictionary. His voluminous manuscripts were edited and published posthumously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Wittgenstein has received more than 3,142,438 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein ranks 38 out of 1,005Before him are David Hume, Sun Tzu, Diogenes, Democritus, Plutarch, and Auguste Comte. After him are Thomas More, Michel Foucault, Maria Montessori, Al-Farabi, Michel de Montaigne, and Origen.

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Among people born in 1889, Ludwig Wittgenstein ranks 4Before him are Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, and Martin Heidegger. After him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ante Pavelić, Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Akhmatova, and Arnold J. Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1951, Ludwig Wittgenstein ranks 1After him are André Gide, Philippe Pétain, Ferdinand Porsche, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Arnold Schoenberg, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Arnold Sommerfeld, Abdullah I of Jordan, René Guénon, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Hermann Broch.

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Among people born in Austria, Ludwig Wittgenstein ranks 10 out of 799Before him are Franz Schubert (1797), Maria Theresa (1717), Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), and Gustav Klimt (1862). After him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Stefan Zweig (1881), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Karl Popper (1902), and Erwin Schrödinger (1887).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Ludwig Wittgenstein ranks 1After him are Karl Popper (1902), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Emil Cioran (1911), Martin Buber (1878), Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Otto Weininger (1880), Ivan Illich (1926), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), and André Gorz (1923).

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