Otto Rank

1884 - 1939

Otto Rank

Otto Rank (; German: [ʀaŋk]; né Rosenfeld; 22 April 1884 – 31 October 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher. 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 345,365 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 76th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Otto Rank ranks 76 out of 169Before him are Alice Miller, Karl Bühler, Kurt Koffka, Stanislav Grof, David Wechsler, and Frederick Herzberg. After him are Karl Abraham, G. Stanley Hall, Ludwig Binswanger, Rollo May, Mary Ainsworth, and Edward B. Titchener.

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Among people born in 1884, Otto Rank ranks 35Before him are Rudolf Bultmann, Casimir Funk, Rajendra Prasad, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and Henri Cornet. After him are Panait Istrati, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Étienne Gilson, Antonín Zápotocký, Petru Groza, and Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1939, Otto Rank ranks 23Before him are Edward Sapir, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Antonio Machado, Douglas Fairbanks, Alexander Yegorov, and Prince Valdemar of Denmark. After him are Ernst Toller, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Ghazi of Iraq, Wilhelm Groener, Harvey Cushing, and Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Otto Rank ranks 246 out of 799Before him are Otto of Freising (1114), Maria Schell (1926), Falco (1957), Karl Lueger (1844), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), and Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland (1533). After him are Rupert of Salzburg (650), Udo Jürgens (1934), Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1853), Camillo Sitte (1843), Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711), and Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427).


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

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