Martin Heidegger

1889 - 1976

Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger (; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈhaɪdɛɡɐ]; 26 September 1889 – 26 May 1976) was a German philosopher and a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition of philosophy. He is best known for contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. In Being and Time (1927), Heidegger addresses the meaning of "being" by considering the question, "what is common to all entities that makes them entities?" Heidegger approaches this question through an analysis of Dasein, his term for the specific type of being that humans possess, and which he associates closely with his concept of "being-in-the-world" (In-der-Welt-sein). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Heidegger has received more than 2,829,595 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Martin Heidegger ranks 31 out of 1,005Before him are Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, Laozi, Averroes, and Søren Kierkegaard. After him are David Hume, Sun Tzu, Diogenes, Democritus, Plutarch, and Auguste Comte.

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Among people born in 1889, Martin Heidegger ranks 3Before him are Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin. After him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ante Pavelić, Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Akhmatova, and Arnold J. Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1976, Martin Heidegger ranks 3Before him are Mao Zedong and Agatha Christie. After him are Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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Among people born in Germany, Martin Heidegger ranks 30 out of 3,763Before him are Robert Schumann (1810), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Thomas Mann (1875). After him are Karl Benz (1844), Max Planck (1858), Erwin Rommel (1891), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), and Marlene Dietrich (1901).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Martin Heidegger ranks 4Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), and Friedrich Engels (1820). After him are John Amos Comenius (1592), Hannah Arendt (1906), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775).

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