Otto Rank

1884 - 1939

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Otto Rank (; German: [ʀaŋk]; né Rosenfeld; 22 April 1884 – 31 October 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and philosopher. Born in Vienna, he was one of Sigmund Freud's closest colleagues for 20 years, a prolific writer on psychoanalytic themes, editor of the two leading analytic journals of the era, managing director of Freud's publishing house, and a creative theorist and therapist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Rank has received more than 416,499 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Otto Rank is the 69th most popular psychologist (up from 75th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 246th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Austrian Psychologist.

Otto Rank was a psychoanalyst who is most famous for his work on the psychology of creativity.

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Among psychologists, Otto Rank ranks 69 out of 182Before him are Roger Wolcott Sperry, Martin Seligman, Bruno Bettelheim, Timothy Leary, G. Stanley Hall, and Nise da Silveira. After him are Edward B. Titchener, David Wechsler, Mary Ainsworth, Paul Watzlawick, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Stanislav Grof.

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Among people born in 1884, Otto Rank ranks 34Before him are Emil Jannings, Vincent Auriol, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, and Rajendra Prasad. After him are Panait Istrati, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Étienne Gilson, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Petru Groza, and Hugo Schmeisser. Among people deceased in 1939, Otto Rank ranks 23Before him are Matthias Sindelar, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Anthony Fokker, Antonio Machado, Alexander Yegorov, and Prince Valdemar of Denmark. After him are Ghazi of Iraq, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Ernst Toller, S. P. L. Sørensen, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, and Wilhelm Groener.

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Among people born in Austria, Otto Rank ranks 222 out of 1,075Before him are Wilhelm Miklas (1872), Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland (1533), Oskar Potiorek (1853), August Kubizek (1888), Otto Bauer (1881), and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771). After him are Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria (1589), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1610), Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901), Angela Hitler (1883), Ferdinand Piëch (1937), and Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (1586).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Otto Rank ranks 7Before him are Alfred Adler (1870), Viktor Frankl (1905), Anna Freud (1895), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Melanie Klein (1882), and Bruno Bettelheim (1903). After him are Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Gross (1877), René Spitz (1887), Heinz Kohut (1913), Fritz Heider (1896), and Walter Mischel (1930).