Moses Hess

1812 - 1875

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Moses (Moshe) Hess (January or June 21, 1812 – April 6, 1875) was a German-Jewish philosopher and a founder of Labor Zionism. His socialist theories, predicated on racial struggle, led to conflict with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses Hess has received more than 183,865 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Moses Hess is the 342nd most popular philosopher (down from 336th in 2019), the 780th most popular biography from Germany (down from 698th in 2019) and the 48th 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 342 out of 1,089Before him are Peter Singer, Anacharsis, Haji Bektash Veli, Hwang Jini, Fukuzawa Yukichi, and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann. After him are Juan Luis Vives, Isaac Abarbanel, Judith Butler, Miskawayh, Strato of Lampsacus, and Johann Georg Hamann.

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Among people born in 1812, Moses Hess ranks 9Before him are Théodore Rousseau, Ivan Goncharov, Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, and Truganini. After him are Ascanio Sobrero, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Robert Browning, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Sigismond Thalberg. Among people deceased in 1875, Moses Hess ranks 13Before him are Isaac Singer, Tongzhi Emperor, Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. After him are 12th Dalai Lama, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Pierre Larousse.

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Among people born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 780 out of 5,289Before him are Florian Schneider (1947), Otto Loewi (1873), Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern (1835), and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842). After him are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Gertrude the Great (1256), Berti Vogts (1946), Eduard Dietl (1890), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), and Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 48Before him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), David Strauss (1808), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Hermann Cohen (1842), and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842). After him are Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Karl Rahner (1904), Rudolf Otto (1869), Gershom Scholem (1897), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), and Christian Thomasius (1655).