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Rudolf Steiner

1861 - 1925

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Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 or 25 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Steiner has received more than 3,077,349 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Rudolf Steiner is the 70th most popular philosopher (down from 63rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian 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 70 out of 1,081Before him are Peter Abelard, George Berkeley, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Arius, Antonio Gramsci, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Ramakrishna, Epictetus, William of Ockham, Xenophanes, Jürgen Habermas, and Ibn Arabi.

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Among people born in 1861, Rudolf Steiner ranks 3Before him are Rabindranath Tagore and Mehmed VI. After him are Fridtjof Nansen, Georges Méliès, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, James Naismith, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Alfred North Whitehead. Among people deceased in 1925, Rudolf Steiner ranks 2Before him is Sun Yat-sen. After him are Erik Satie, Friedrich Ebert, Gottlob Frege, Alexandra of Denmark, Henri Fayol, William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, and Josef Breuer.

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Among people born in Hungary, Rudolf Steiner ranks 5 out of 866Before him are Martin of Tours (316), Ferenc Puskás (1927), Elizabeth Báthory (1560), and John von Neumann (1903). After him are Theodor Herzl (1860), Matthias Corvinus (1443), George Soros (1930), Harry Houdini (1874), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Stephen I of Hungary (975), and Miklós Horthy (1868).


Among philosophers born in Hungary, Rudolf Steiner ranks 1After him are György Lukács (1885), Imre Lakatos (1922), Ágnes Heller (1929), Ervin László (1932), George Gerbner (1919), Thomas Sebeok (1920), and Stanley Jaki (1924).