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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 best known for contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He is often considered to be among the most important and influential philosophers of the 20th century. In April 1933, Heidegger was elected as rector at the University of Freiburg and was widely criticized for his membership and support for Nazi Party during his time as rector. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Heidegger has received more than 5,032,973 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Martin Heidegger is the 32nd most popular philosopher (up from 33rd in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Germany (down from 28th 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, Martin Heidegger ranks 32 out of 1,081Before him are Auguste Comte, Friedrich Engels, Averroes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, and Baruch Spinoza. After him are Anaximander, Al-Ghazali, Diogenes, Laozi, David Hume, and Søren Kierkegaard.

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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, Jawaharlal Nehru, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, Ante Pavelić, 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, Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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Among people born in Germany, Martin Heidegger ranks 31 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Frederick the Great (1712), Johannes Brahms (1833), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Max Planck (1858), and Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859). After him are Hermann Hesse (1877), Karl Dönitz (1891), Robert Schumann (1810), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Erwin Rommel (1891), and Hermann Göring (1893).


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), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Karl Jaspers (1883), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).