Rudolf Steiner

1861 - 1925

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Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism.In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Steiner has received more than 2,457,398 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Rudolf Steiner is the 63rd most popular philosopher (up from 67th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Croatia (up from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Croatian Philosopher.

Rudolf Steiner is most famous for his philosophy of anthroposophy. He was a philosopher, architect, and social reformer.

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Among philosophers, Rudolf Steiner ranks 63 out of 1,089Before him are Pliny the Elder, Anaximander, Peter Abelard, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, George Berkeley, and Ludwig Feuerbach. After him are Arius, Edmund Husserl, Herbert Spencer, Ramakrishna, Karl Jaspers, and Antonio Gramsci.

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Among people born in 1861, Rudolf Steiner ranks 2Before him is Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Mehmed VI, Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Georges Méliès, James Naismith, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Victor Horta, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Alfred North Whitehead. Among people deceased in 1925, Rudolf Steiner ranks 2Before him is Sun Yat-sen. After him are Erik Satie, Gottlob Frege, Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, and Mikhail Frunze.

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Among people born in Croatia, Rudolf Steiner ranks 4 out of 518Before him are Nikola Tesla (1856), Josip Broz Tito (1892), and Diocletian (244). After him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Franjo Tuđman (1922), Pope John IV (600), Pope Caius (250), János Kádár (1912), and Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711).


Among philosophers born in Croatia, Rudolf Steiner ranks 1After him are Franciscus Patricius (1529), Herman of Carinthia (1100), and Marco Antonio de Dominis (1560).