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 883,813 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sabina Spielrein is the 45th most popular psychologist (up from 46th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Russia (up from 214th 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 45 out of 182Before her are Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, Albert Ellis, and Raymond Cattell. After her are Donald Winnicott, Elton Mayo, Wolfgang Köhler, Max Wertheimer, Sándor Ferenczi, and Leon Festinger.

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Among people born in 1885, Sabina Spielrein ranks 23Before her are Karen Horney, Umberto Nobile, Mikhail Frunze, Princess Alice of Battenberg, D. H. Lawrence, and Ernst Bloch. After her are Yakov Sverdlov, George de Hevesy, Heinrich Brüning, Karl Radek, Luigi Russolo, and Erich von Stroheim. Among people deceased in 1942, Sabina Spielrein ranks 18Before her are Robert Bosch, Franz Boas, William Henry Bragg, Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, and Richard Willstätter. After her are Hans-Joachim Marseille, François Darlan, Irène Némirovsky, Jozef Gabčík, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, and Carole Lombard.

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Among people born in Russia, Sabina Spielrein ranks 186 out of 2,688Before her are Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Nikolai Bulganin (1895), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851), and Yemelyan Pugachev (1742). After her are Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Wladimir Köppen (1846), Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), Nicholas Roerich (1874), and Ivan Shishkin (1832).


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