Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud ( FROYD; German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire. He qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1881 at the University of Vienna. Upon completing his habilitation in 1885, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology and became an affiliated professor in 1902. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigmund Freud has received more than 14,037,659 page views. His biography is available in 161 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 169After him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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Among people born in 1856, Sigmund Freud ranks 1After him are Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, Philippe Pétain, J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Georgi Plekhanov. Among people deceased in 1939, Sigmund Freud ranks 1After him are Pope Pius XI, Alphonse Mucha, Howard Carter, W. B. Yeats, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Anton Makarenko, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, and Karl Radek.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 445After him are Franz Kafka (1883), Gustav Mahler (1860), Gregor Mendel (1822), Oskar Schindler (1908), Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), and Karel Čapek (1890).


Among psychologists born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1After him are Stanislav Grof (1931).

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