Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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Sigmund Freud ( FROYD, German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏ̯t]; 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 17,250,488 page views. His biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 161 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 182After him are Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, and William James.

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

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Among people born in Czechia, Sigmund Freud ranks 1 out of 839After him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Gregor Mendel (1822), Jan Hus (1369), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Milan Kundera (1929), John Amos Comenius (1592), Edmund Husserl (1859), 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).