Sabina Spielrein

1885 - 1942

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Sabina Nikolayevna Spielrein (Russian: Сабина Николаевна Шпильрейн, IPA: [sɐˈbʲinə nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvnə ʂpʲɪlʲˈrɛjn]; 7 November 25 October 1885 OS – 11 August 1942) was a Russian physician and one of the first female psychoanalysts. She was in succession the patient, then student, then colleague of Carl Gustav Jung, with whom she had an intimate relationship during 1908–1910, as is documented in their correspondence from the time and her diaries. She also met, corresponded, and had a collegial relationship with Sigmund Freud. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sabina Spielrein has received more than 1,129,611 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sabina Spielrein is the 49th most popular psychologist (up from 53rd in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Russia (up from 234th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Psychologist.

Sabina Spielrein was a Russian-born psychoanalyst and one of the first female psychoanalysts. She is most famous for her work with Sigmund Freud.

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Among psychologists, Sabina Spielrein ranks 49 out of 235Before her are Elton Mayo, Alfred Kinsey, Max Wertheimer, Sándor Ferenczi, Raymond Cattell, and Princess Marie Bonaparte. After her are Bruno Bettelheim, Albert Ellis, Kurt Koffka, Martin Seligman, Aaron T. Beck, and Alexander Luria.

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Among people born in 1885, Sabina Spielrein ranks 29Before her are Vladimir Tatlin, Yakov Sverdlov, D. H. Lawrence, Heinrich Brüning, Karl Radek, and George Minot. After her are Alexander Löhr, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sinclair Lewis, Hugo Boss, Hermann Weyl, and Erich von Stroheim. Among people deceased in 1942, Sabina Spielrein ranks 22Before her are Bruno Schulz, Walther von Reichenau, Franz Boas, François Darlan, Irène Némirovsky, and Hans-Joachim Marseille. After her are Yanka Kupala, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Kārlis Ulmanis, Carole Lombard, Hector Guimard, and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

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Among people born in Russia, Sabina Spielrein ranks 229 out of 3,761Before her are Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (1827), Nikolay Basov (1922), Vasily I of Moscow (1371), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Oleg Antonov (1906), and Bruno Taut (1880). After her are Ivan Kramskoi (1837), Gennady Yanayev (1937), Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), Ilya Frank (1908), Daniel of Moscow (1261), and Pyotr Kapitsa (1894).


Among psychologists born in Russia, Sabina Spielrein ranks 1After her are Alexander Luria (1902), Vladimir Bekhterev (1857), Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (1846), Aleksei N. Leontiev (1903), Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917), Endel Tulving (1927), Victor Skumin (1948), and Natalia Bekhtereva (1924).