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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 socialist 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 244,357 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Moses Hess is the 370th most popular philosopher (down from 342nd in 2019), the 869th most popular biography from Germany (down from 780th in 2019) and the 49th 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 370 out of 1,081Before him are Ronald Dworkin, Edward de Bono, Günther Anders, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Archelaus, and Johann Georg Hamann. After him are Masanobu Fukuoka, H. L. A. Hart, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Gennadius Scholarius, and Jean Gerson.

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Among people born in 1812, Moses Hess ranks 9Before him are Théodore Rousseau, Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Truganini, Ivan Goncharov, and Louise of Orléans. After him are Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Ascanio Sobrero, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Alfred Krupp, and Sigismond Thalberg. Among people deceased in 1875, Moses Hess ranks 14Before him are Charles Lyell, Isaac Singer, Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, Charles Wheatstone, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. After him are Francis V, Duke of Modena, Pierre Larousse, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Amalia of Oldenburg, and 12th Dalai Lama.

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Among people born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 869 out of 6,142Before him are Johannes Trithemius (1462), Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862), Carl von Linde (1842), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822). After him are Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857), Erich Kempka (1910), Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810), Hennig Brand (1630), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), and Stefan George (1868).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Moses Hess ranks 49Before him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), David Strauss (1808), Moritz Schlick (1882), Hermann Cohen (1842), and Wilhelm Windelband (1848). After him are Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Gershom Scholem (1897), Karl Rahner (1904), Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Natorp (1854), and Christian Thomasius (1655).