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Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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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 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. 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 20,426,234 page views. His biography is available in 171 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 163 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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Among psychologists, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 183After him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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

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Among people born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 973After him are Gregor Mendel (1822), Jan Hus (1369), Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), John Amos Comenius (1592), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Edmund Husserl (1859), Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), and Václav Havel (1936).


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