Moses Hess

1812 - 1875

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Moses (Moritz) Hess (21 January 1812 – 6 April 1875) was a German-Jewish philosopher, early communist and Zionist thinker. His theories led to disagreements with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses Hess has received more than 330,483 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Moses Hess is the 325th most popular philosopher (up from 366th in 2019), the 692nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 869th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Philosopher.

Moses Hess is most famous for being a socialist. He wrote a book called "Rome and Jerusalem" which was a socialist manifesto.

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Among philosophers, Moses Hess ranks 325 out of 1,267Before him are Julius Caesar Scaliger, Alfred Tarski, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Rudolf Otto, Moritz Schlick, and Ramanuja. After him are Martianus Capella, Aristoxenus, Johann Georg Hamann, Hermann Cohen, Edgar Morin, and Wang Yangming.

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Among people born in 1812, Moses Hess ranks 9Before him are Théodore Rousseau, Johann Gottfried Galle, Truganini, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, and Ivan Goncharov. After him are Sigismond Thalberg, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Ascanio Sobrero, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Alfred Krupp. Among people deceased in 1875, Moses Hess ranks 12Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, Isaac Singer, John Edward Gray, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. After him are Guillaume Henri Dufour, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Charles Wheatstone, Pierre Larousse, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and 12th Dalai Lama.

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Among people born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 692 out of 7,253Before him are George V of Hanover (1819), Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bernard Katz (1911), and Helmut Rahn (1929). After him are Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Jost Gippert (1956), Johann Tetzel (1460), Georg Elser (1903), and Peter Kürten (1883).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 46Before him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Franz Brentano (1838), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Rudolf Otto (1869), and Moritz Schlick (1882). After him are Hermann Cohen (1842), David Strauss (1808), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Gershom Scholem (1897), Leo Strauss (1899), and Karl Rahner (1904).