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List of notable or famous philosophers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Germany and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Germany is included when available.

List of famous Germans of philosophy features Albert Einstein, Karl Marx and more.

This historic philosophers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Germany?" These prominent philosophers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German philosophers.

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Germany
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Germany
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Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1818-1883)

Birthplace: Trier, Germany

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Immanuel Kant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Germany
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Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. He argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience, and that reason is the source of morality. His thought continues to have a major influence in contemporary thought, especially ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1724-1804)

Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany

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Friedrich Nietzsche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Germany
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer and Latin and Greek scholar. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor and irony. Nietzsche's key ideas include ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1844-1900)

Birthplace: Röcken, Germany

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