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List of Famous Psychoanalysts

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List of famous psychoanalysts, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top psychoanalysts in the world? This includes the most prominent psychoanalysts, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable psychoanalysts is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic psychoanalysts were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned psychoanalysts.

Items here include everything from Sigmund Freud to Nancy Chodorow. Featuring psychoanalytic theorists, important psychologists, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known psychoanalysts to the lesser known psychoanalysts of today, these are some of the best professionals in the psychoanalyst field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous psychoanalysts ever?" and "What are the names of famous psychoanalysts?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Sigmund Freud ( FROYD; German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 –...  more

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  • Wilhelm Reich (; German: [ʁaɪç]; 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of...  more
  • Alfred Ernest Jones (1 January 1879 – 11 February 1958) was a Welsh neurologist and...  more
  • Nancy Julia Chodorow (born January 20, 1944) is an American sociologist, feminist...  more
  • Alfred Adler (; German: [ˈaːdlɐ]; 7 February 1870 – 28 May 1937) was an Austrian medical...  more
  • Melanie Klein née Reizes (30 March 1882 – 22 September 1960) was an Austrian-British author...  more
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  • Donald Woods Winnicott (7 April 1896 – 25 January 1971) was an English paediatrician and...  more
  • Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (; French: [ʒak lakɑ̃]; 13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981) was a...  more
  • Erich Seligmann Fromm (; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German Jew who...  more
  • Anna Freud (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst. She was...  more
  • Robert Fliess

    Robert Fliess was a psychoanalyst and son of Wilhelm Fliess, an ENT doctor and colleague of...  more
  • Otto Rank (; German: [ʀaŋk]; né Rosenfeld; 22 April 1884 – 31 October 1939) was an Austrian...  more
  • Wilfred Ruprecht Bion DSO (; 8 September 1897 – 8 November 1979) was an influential British...  more
  • Heinz Kohut (German: [ˈkoːhuːt]; 3 May 1913 – 8 October 1981) was an Austrian-American...  more
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  • Morton Deutsch (February 4, 1920 – March 13, 2017) was an American social psychologist and...  more
  • Karen Horney (; née Danielson; 16 September 1885 – 4 December 1952) was a German psychoanalyst...  more
  • Margaret Schönberger Mahler (May 10, 1897 – October 2, 1985) was a Hungarian physician, who...  more
  • Sándor Ferenczi (7 July 1873 – 22 May 1933) was a Hungarian psychoanalyst, a key theorist of...  more