Paul Tillich

1886 - 1965

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Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher, Christian socialist, and Lutheran theologian who was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Tillich taught at German universities before immigrating to the United States in 1933, where he taught at Union Theological Seminary, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. For the general public, Tillich wrote the well-received The Courage to Be (1952) and Dynamics of Faith (1957). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Tillich has received more than 1,333,626 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Paul Tillich is the 388th most popular philosopher (down from 384th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Poland (down from 200th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Philosopher.

Paul Tillich was a German-American theologian who was most famous for his systematic theology.

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Among philosophers, Paul Tillich ranks 388 out of 1,267Before him are Saadia Gaon, Karl Rahner, George Santayana, J. L. Austin, E. H. Carr, and Mulla Sadra. After him are Peter Singer, Étienne Gilson, Heinrich Rickert, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Damascius, and Alain de Lille.

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Among people born in 1886, Paul Tillich ranks 39Before him are Gerda Wegener, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Garegin Nzhdeh, Vittorio Pozzo, and Henri Coandă. After him are Aron Nimzowitsch, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Marcel Dupré, Franz Rosenzweig, Dong Biwu, and Edward C. Tolman. Among people deceased in 1965, Paul Tillich ranks 27Before him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Dorothea Lange, La Belle Otero, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, and Joseph Erlanger. After him are Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Louis Hjelmslev, Fan Noli, Adolf Schärf, Frederick Fleet, and David O. Selznick.

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Among people born in Poland, Paul Tillich ranks 207 out of 1,694Before him are Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), Henry II the Pious (1196), B. Traven (1882), and Józef Gosławski (1908). After him are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Henryk Górecki (1933), Przemysł II (1257), Karl Denke (1860), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), and Mordechai Anielewicz (1919).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Paul Tillich ranks 11Before him are Christian Wolff (1679), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Jakob Böhme (1575), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), and Günther Anders (1902). After him are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Roman Ingarden (1893), Kuno Fischer (1824), and Johannes Bugenhagen (1485).