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 41,115 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rudolph Goclenius is the 684th most popular philosopher (down from 641st in 2019), the 2,034th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,693rd in 2019) and the 94th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 684 out of 1,089Before him are Arnold Ruge, Maximus Planudes, Volin, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Nikephoros Blemmydes. After him are Anniceris, Diodorus Cronus, Thomas Hill Green, Johannes Oecolampadius, Peter John Olivi, and Daisaku Ikeda.

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Among people born in 1547, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 12Before him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Stanisław Żółkiewski, Oichi, Sanada Masayuki, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, and Mateo Alemán. After him are Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jurij Dalmatin, and Nicholas Hilliard. Among people deceased in 1628, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 5Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, François de Malherbe, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Palma il Giovane. After him are John Bull, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Jens Munk, and Magdalene of Bavaria.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 2,034 out of 5,289Before him are Arnold Ruge (1802), Hermann Breith (1892), Gustav Fröhlich (1902), Abraham Mignon (1640), Friedrich Hoffmann (1660), and August Leskien (1840). After him are Otto Henry, Elector Palatine (1502), Berthold Auerbach (1812), John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg (1625), Prince Konrad of Bavaria (1883), Friedrich Naumann (1860), and Johann David Heinichen (1683).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Rudolph Goclenius ranks 94Before him are Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), Helmuth Plessner (1892), Friedrich Pollock (1894), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), Theodor Lessing (1872), and Arnold Ruge (1802). After him are Johannes Oecolampadius (1482), Johann Heinrich Alsted (1588), Hans Blumenberg (1920), Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Albert of Saxony (1316), and Johannes Agricola (1494).