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Martin Heidegger

1889 - 1976

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Martin Heidegger (; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈhaɪdɛɡɐ]; 26 September 1889 – 26 May 1976) was a German philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. He is best known for contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. In Heidegger's fundamental text Being and Time (1927), "Dasein" is introduced as a term for the specific type of being that humans possess. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Heidegger has received more than 3,363,537 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Martin Heidegger is the 33rd most popular philosopher (down from 31st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Germany (up from 30th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Philosopher.

Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher who is most famous for the idea of "being-in-the-world."

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Martin Heidegger ranks 33 out of 1,089Before him are Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Democritus, Diogenes, David Hume, and Laozi. After him are Søren Kierkegaard, Auguste Comte, Sun Tzu, Plutarch, Al-Ghazali, and Michel de Montaigne.

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Contemporaries

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, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, and Vaslav Nijinsky. 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 Trofim Lysenko.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Martin Heidegger ranks 28 out of 5,289Before him are Max Planck (1858), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Anne Frank (1929), Robert Schumann (1810), and Heinrich Himmler (1900). After him are Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Johannes Kepler (1571), Erwin Rommel (1891), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), and Friedrich Schiller (1759).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Germany

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 Hannah Arendt (1906), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Walter Benjamin (1892).