Wilhelm Dilthey

1833 - 1911

Wilhelm Dilthey

Wilhelm Dilthey (; German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈdɪltaɪ]; 19 November 1833 – 1 October 1911) was a German historian, psychologist, sociologist, and hermeneutic philosopher, who held G. W. F. Hegel's Chair in Philosophy at the University of Berlin. As a polymathic philosopher, working in a modern research university, Dilthey's research interests revolved around questions of scientific methodology, historical evidence and history's status as a science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Dilthey has received more than 246,935 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 148th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Wilhelm Dilthey ranks 147 out of 1,005Before him are Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, Al-Tabari, Chanakya, Kabir, and Joseph Priestley. After him are Adi Shankara, Jean Baudrillard, Baron d'Holbach, Ferdinand Tönnies, Louis Althusser, and Carl Schmitt.

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Among people born in 1833, Wilhelm Dilthey ranks 4Before him are Alfred Nobel, Johannes Brahms, and Alexander Borodin. After him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Benjamin Harrison, Élie Ducommun, Alfred von Schlieffen, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Félicien Rops, and Eugen Dühring. Among people deceased in 1911, Wilhelm Dilthey ranks 3Before him are Gustav Mahler and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff. After him are Francis Galton, Alfred Binet, Pyotr Stolypin, Joseph Pulitzer, Paul Lafargue, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Emilio Salgari, Georg Jellinek, and Maria Pia of Savoy.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Dilthey ranks 198 out of 3,763Before him are Franz Marc (1880), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Nelly Sachs (1891), Michael Schumacher (1969), and Konstantin von Neurath (1873). After him are Erich Hartmann (1922), Johannes Stark (1874), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Emmy Noether (1882), Georgius Agricola (1494), and Augustus III of Poland (1696).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Wilhelm Dilthey ranks 24Before him are Herbert Marcuse (1898), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Oswald Spengler (1880), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Edith Stein (1891), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776). After him are Baron d'Holbach (1723), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Carl Schmitt (1888), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Max Horkheimer (1895), and Athanasius Kircher (1602).

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