Wolfgang Köhler

1887 - 1967

Wolfgang Köhler

Wolfgang Köhler (21 January 1887 – 11 June 1967) was a German psychologist and phenomenologist who, like Max Wertheimer and Kurt Koffka, contributed to the creation of Gestalt psychology. During the Nazi regime in Germany, he protested against the dismissal of Jewish professors from universities, as well as the requirement that professors give a Nazi salute at the beginning of their classes. In 1935 he left the country for the United States, where Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania offered him a professorship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Köhler has received more than 260,048 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Wolfgang Köhler ranks 48 out of 169Before him are Elton Mayo, Karen Horney, Donald Winnicott, Philip Zimbardo, Sabina Spielrein, and Stanley Milgram. After him are Max Wertheimer, Alexander Luria, Sándor Ferenczi, Albert Ellis, Raymond Cattell, and Timothy Leary.

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Among people born in 1887, Wolfgang Köhler ranks 34Before him are Henry Moseley, Kurt Schwitters, Boris Karloff, August Macke, Lothar Rendulic, and James B. Sumner. After him are Erich Mendelsohn, Nikolai Vavilov, Nadia Boulanger, René Cassin, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Julian Huxley. Among people deceased in 1967, Wolfgang Köhler ranks 25Before him are Ilse Koch, Gordon Allport, Rodion Malinovsky, Johannes Itten, Jayne Mansfield, and John Cockcroft. After him are Ossip Zadkine, Casimir Funk, Hermann Joseph Muller, Brian Epstein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Robert van Gulik.

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Among people born in Estonia, Wolfgang Köhler ranks 8 out of 181Before him are Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Arvo Pärt (1935), Emil Lenz (1804), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), and Lennart Meri (1929). After him are Konstantin Päts (1874), Louis Kahn (1901), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Paul Keres (1916), Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929).


Among psychologists born in Estonia, Wolfgang Köhler ranks 1

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