Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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Sigmund Freud ( FROYD, German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfrɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies seen as originating from conflicts in the psyche, through dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst, and the distinctive theory of mind and human agency derived from it. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigmund Freud has received more than 22,922,649 page views. His biography is available in 177 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 171 in 2019). Sigmund Freud is the most popular psychologist, the most popular biography from Czechia and the most popular Czech Psychologist.

Sigmund Freud is most famous for his psychoanalytic theory. His theory focuses on the idea that there are three different components of the mind: the id, the ego, and the superego. The id is the instinctual part of the mind, the ego is the rational part of the mind, and the superego is the moral part of the mind.

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Over the past year Sigmund Freud has had the most page views in the with 2,802,418 views, followed by Spanish (933,165), and German (492,678). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Pangasinan (157,100.00%), Low Saxon (60,400.00%), and (812.00%)


Among psychologists, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 235After him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, Jacques Lacan, John Dewey, Viktor Frankl, and William James.

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Among people born in 1856, Sigmund Freud ranks 2Before him is Nikola Tesla. After him are Philippe Pétain, George Bernard Shaw, Woodrow Wilson, J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Robert Peary, and Emil Kraepelin. Among people deceased in 1939, Sigmund Freud ranks 1After him are Pope Pius XI, Alphonse Mucha, Howard Carter, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, W. B. Yeats, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, Philipp Scheidemann, and Anton Makarenko.

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Among people born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 1,200After him are Franz Kafka (1883), Gregor Mendel (1822), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Gustav Mahler (1860), Jan Hus (1369), John Amos Comenius (1592), Milan Kundera (1929), Václav Havel (1936), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Oskar Schindler (1908), and Bedřich Smetana (1824).


Among psychologists born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1After him are Max Wertheimer (1880), and Stanislav Grof (1931).