Oswald Spengler

1880 - 1936

Oswald Spengler

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (German: [ˈɔsvalt ˈʃpɛŋlɐ]; 29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art and their relation to his cyclical theory of history. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), published in 1918 and 1922, covering all of world history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald Spengler has received more than 804,180 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 121st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Oswald Spengler ranks 119 out of 1,005Before him are Bodhidharma, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aristippus, George Gurdjieff, and Emil Cioran. After him are Ramon Llull, Duns Scotus, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Eusebius, John Rawls, and Count of St. Germain.

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Among people born in 1880, Oswald Spengler ranks 4Before him are Helen Keller, Douglas MacArthur, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After him are Alfred Wegener, Fedor von Bock, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Robert Musil, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, and Ludwig Beck. Among people deceased in 1936, Oswald Spengler ranks 6Before him are Ivan Pavlov, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, and George V. After him are Lu Xun, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Lev Kamenev, G. K. Chesterton, and Grigory Zinoviev.

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Among people born in Germany, Oswald Spengler ranks 149 out of 3,763Before him are Bruce Willis (1955), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Otto Hahn (1879). After him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Agrippina the Younger (15), Alfred Wegener (1880), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Oswald Spengler ranks 20Before him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Meister Eckhart (1260), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Herbert Marcuse (1898), and Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900). After him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Baron d'Holbach (1723), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855).

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