Martin Buber

1878 - 1965

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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 923,697 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Martin Buber is the 127th most popular philosopher, the 59th most popular biography from Austria (down from 57th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Philosopher.

Martin Buber is most famous for his book I and Thou.

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Among philosophers, Martin Buber ranks 127 out of 1,089Before him are John Wycliffe, Duns Scotus, Giambattista Vico, Marsilio Ficino, Oswald Spengler, and Henri de Saint-Simon. After him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Joseph Priestley, Herbert Marcuse, Ramon Llull, Al-Tabari, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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

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Among people born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 59 out of 1,075Before him are Lise Meitner (1878), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Emil Cioran (1911), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), and Otto von Habsburg (1912). After him are Anton Webern (1883), Christian Doppler (1803), Alois Hitler (1837), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Robert Musil (1880), and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Martin Buber ranks 4Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Karl Popper (1902), and Emil Cioran (1911). After him are Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Ivan Illich (1926), Otto Weininger (1880), Alfred Schütz (1899), Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), and Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757).