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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 1,665,875 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 71 in 2019). Wilhelm Wundt is the 6th most popular psychologist (up from 11th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 100th in 2019) and the 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 6 out of 183Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Abraham Maslow, and Alfred Adler. After him are Lev Vygotsky, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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Among people born in 1832, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 3Before him are Édouard Manet and Gustave Eiffel. After him are Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Maximilian I of Mexico, Gustave Doré, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, Ivan Shishkin, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Among people deceased in 1920, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 3Before him are Max Weber and Amedeo Modigliani. After him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, Eugénie de Montijo, Peter Carl Fabergé, Robert Peary, Alexander Kolchak, Max Bruch, Alexander of Greece, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Princess Margaret of Connaught.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 62 out of 6,142Before him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Heinrich Heine (1797), Jacques Offenbach (1819), and Gerd Müller (1945). After him are Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Erich Fromm (1900), Erich von Manstein (1887), and Karl Lagerfeld (1933).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Wilhelm Wundt ranks 1After him are Erich Fromm (1900), Erik Erikson (1902), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Karen Horney (1885), Hans Eysenck (1916), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), Karl Abraham (1877), and William Stern (1871).