Wilhelm Wundt

1832 - 1920

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Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (; German: [vʊnt]; 16 August 1832 – 31 August 1920) was a German physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the fathers of modern psychology. Wundt, who distinguished psychology as a science from philosophy and biology, was the first person ever to call himself a psychologist. He is widely regarded as the "father of experimental psychology". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Wundt has received more than 1,458,631 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Wilhelm Wundt is the 11th most popular psychologist (down from 10th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Germany (up from 112th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Psychologist.

Wilhelm Wundt is most famous for being the father of psychology. He was a German physiologist and psychologist who founded the first laboratory for experimental psychology in 1879.

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Among psychologists, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 11 out of 182Before him are Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, and Erik Erikson. After him are William James, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Gustave Le Bon, Anna Freud, and John B. Watson.

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Among people born in 1832, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 5Before him are Édouard Manet, Gustave Eiffel, Lewis Carroll, and Nikolaus Otto. After him are Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Among people deceased in 1920, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 4Before him are Max Weber, Amedeo Modigliani, and Srinivasa Ramanujan. After him are Peter Carl Fabergé, Eugénie de Montijo, Robert Peary, Alexander Kolchak, Alexander of Greece, Max Bruch, Anders Zorn, and Princess Margaret of Connaught.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 100 out of 5,289Before him are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Leopold Mozart (1719), Heinrich Böll (1917), and William Herschel (1738). After him are Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Walter Benjamin (1892), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Clara Schumann (1819), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), and Carl Orff (1895).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 3Before him are Erich Fromm (1900) and Erik Erikson (1902). After him are Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Hans Eysenck (1916), Karen Horney (1885), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Karl Abraham (1877), and Kurt Koffka (1886).