Wilhelm Wundt

1832 - 1920

Wilhelm Wundt

Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (; German: [vʊnt]; 16 August 1832 – 31 August 1920) was a physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founders 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 1,163,333 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 10 out of 169Before him are Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, and Lev Vygotsky. After him are William James, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Gustave Le Bon, and B. F. Skinner.

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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, José Echegaray, and Ivan Shishkin. 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, Max Bruch, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Anders Zorn, and Alexander of Greece.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 112 out of 3,763Before him are Pope Joan (null), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Carl Orff (1895), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), and Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Ernst Röhm (1887), Erik Erikson (1902), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), and Henry the Fowler (876).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 2Before him are Erich Fromm (1900). After him are Erik Erikson (1902), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Hans Eysenck (1916), Gustav Fechner (1801), Karen Horney (1885), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), and Kurt Koffka (1886).

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