Richard Posner

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Richard Allen Posner (; born January 11, 1939) is an American legal scholar who served as a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1981 to 2017. A senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, Posner was identified by The Journal of Legal Studies as the most-cited legal scholar of the 20th century. As of 2021, he is also the most-cited legal scholar of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Posner has received more than 1,101,149 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Posner is the 1,085th most popular philosopher (down from 1,050th in 2019), the 5,764th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,179th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Philosopher.

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Over the past year Richard Posner has had the most page views in the with 95,890 views, followed by Russian (10,611), and Spanish (4,676). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (81.57%), Slovenian (73.68%), and Egyptian Arabic (35.08%)


Among philosophers, Richard Posner ranks 1,085 out of 1,267Before him are Mario Tronti, Amina Wadud, Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet, Josef Pieper, Barrington Moore Jr., and Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski. After him are Ladislav Klíma, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Carlo Cattaneo, Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi, Aristobulus of Alexandria, and Ned Block.

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Among people born in 1939, Richard Posner ranks 343Before him are Maeve Binchy, Edwin Frederick O'Brien, Raymond J. Barry, Christodoulos of Athens, Ferdinand Bracke, and Vivi Bach. After him are Yves Boisset, Helen Prejean, Breyten Breytenbach, Günther Herrmann, John Hopcroft, and Ernie Terrell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Posner ranks 5,764 out of 20,380Before him are Janet Margolin (1943), Travis Scott (1991), Daniel Bashiel Warner (1815), Michael Dorn (1952), Florence Lee (1888), and Arthur MacArthur Jr. (1845). After him are Stephen F. Austin (1793), Noah Wyle (1971), Kate Pierson (1948), Mary Wickes (1910), David Spade (1964), and Helen Prejean (1939).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Richard Posner ranks 52Before him are Josiah Royce (1855), Mary Daly (1928), Hubert Dreyfus (1929), Paul Kurtz (1925), Amina Wadud (1952), and Barrington Moore Jr. (1913). After him are Ned Block (1942), Susan George (1934), Michael Hardt (1960), Sandra Harding (1935), Amos Bronson Alcott (1799), and Cornel West (1953).