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Rudolph Goclenius

1547 - 1628

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Rudolph Goclenius the Elder (Latin: Rudolphus Goclenius; born Rudolf Gockel or Göckel; 1 March 1547 – 8 June 1628) was a German scholastic philosopher. Gockel is often credited with coining the term "psychology" in 1590, though the term had been used by Marko Marulić at least 66 years earlier. Gockel had extensive backing, and made significant contributions to the field of ontology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolph Goclenius has received more than 51,570 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Rudolph Goclenius is the 705th most popular philosopher (down from 684th in 2019), the 2,153rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,034th in 2019) and the 93rd most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 705 out of 1,081Before him are Frithjof Schuon, Volin, Salomon Maimon, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Nausiphanes, and Emil Brunner. After him are Wang Bi, Denis de Rougemont, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, John Argyropoulos, and Ted Nelson.

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Among people born in 1547, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 13Before him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Oichi, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Mateo Alemán, Sanada Masayuki, and Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī. After him are George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Maciej Stryjkowski, Alof de Wignacourt, Jurij Dalmatin, Ubbo Emmius, and Nicholas Hilliard. Among people deceased in 1628, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 7Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, François de Malherbe, Palma il Giovane, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, and Magdalene of Bavaria. After him are Francesc Ribalta, John Bull, Jens Munk, and Nicolas Trigault.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 2,153 out of 6,142Before him are Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1769), Heinrich Aldegrever (1502), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1831), Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust (1809), Manfred Kaltz (1953), and Otto Wöhler (1894). After him are Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg (1318), Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (1804), Princess Antonia of Luxembourg (1899), Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935), Jürgen Grabowski (1944), and Martin Luther (1895).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 93Before him are Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Johannes Oecolampadius (1482), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Theodor Lipps (1851), Helmuth Plessner (1892), and Alfred Schmidt (1931). After him are Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588), Ludwig Klages (1872), Albert of Saxony (1316), Arnold Ruge (1802), Paul de Lagarde (1827), and Philipp Mainländer (1841).