Martin Buber

1878 - 1965

Martin Buber

Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian Jewish and Israeli philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Buber has received more than 722,143 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 130th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Martin Buber ranks 128 out of 1,005Before him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Eusebius, John Rawls, Count of St. Germain, Mozi, and Marsilio Ficino. After him are Henri de Saint-Simon, Giambattista Vico, John Wycliffe, Pyrrho, György Lukács, and Emanuel Swedenborg.

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Among people born in 1878, Martin Buber ranks 4Before him are Janusz Korczak, Lise Meitner, and Reza Shah. After him are John B. Watson, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Pancho Villa, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, André Citroën, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. Among people deceased in 1965, Martin Buber ranks 6Before him are Winston Churchill, Le Corbusier, Malcolm X, Albert Schweitzer, and Syngman Rhee. After him are W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Edward Victor Appleton, Hermann Staudinger, and Moshe Sharett.

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Among people born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 57 out of 799Before him are Emil Cioran (1911), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Christian Doppler (1803), Otto von Habsburg (1912), and Alois Hitler (1837). After him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Klara Hitler (1860), Anton Webern (1883), Robert Musil (1880), and Fritz Lang (1890).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 5Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Karl Popper (1902), Rudolf Steiner (1861), and Emil Cioran (1911). After him are 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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