Viktor Frankl

1905 - 1997

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Emil Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. A Holocaust survivor, he was the founder of logotherapy (literally "healing through meaning")–– a meaning-centered school of psychotherapy, considered the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy–– following the theories developed by Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Frankl has received more than 2,509,125 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Viktor Frankl ranks 14 out of 169Before him are Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, William James, Erik Erikson, and Carl Rogers. After him are Gustave Le Bon, B. F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Anna Freud, John B. Watson, and Kurt Lewin.

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Among people born in 1905, Viktor Frankl ranks 8Before him are Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, Albert Speer, Christian Dior, Simo Häyhä, and Elias Canetti. After him are Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Greta Garbo, Carl David Anderson, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Faustina Kowalska. Among people deceased in 1997, Viktor Frankl ranks 5Before him are Mother Teresa, Deng Xiaoping, James Stewart, and Jacques Cousteau. After him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Jeanne Calment, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, Gianni Versace, Roy Lichtenstein, and Victor Vasarely.

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Among people born in Austria, Viktor Frankl ranks 41 out of 799Before him are Charles I of Austria (1887), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Anton Bruckner (1824), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), Karl Landsteiner (1868), and Kurt Gödel (1906). After him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Albert II of Germany (1397), and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Viktor Frankl ranks 2Before him are Alfred Adler (1870). After him are Anna Freud (1895), Melanie Klein (1882), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Rank (1884), Heinz Kohut (1913), Otto Gross (1877), Fritz Heider (1896), and Walter Mischel (1930).

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