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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. 

Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also ...more

Wilhelm Reich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the ...more

Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Alfred Ernest Jones, FRCP, MRCS was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and ...more

Nancy Chodorow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Nancy Julia Chodorow is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of ...more

Alfred Adler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Alfred W. Adler was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority—the inferiority ...more

Juliette Favez-Boutonier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts

Melanie Klein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Melanie Reizes Klein was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a ...more

Julia Kristeva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a ...more

Erik Erikson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining ...more

Hermann Rorschach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, best known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test. This test was reportedly designed to ...more

Donald Winnicott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Donald Woods Winnicott was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory. He was a leading member of the British Independent ...more

Jacques Lacan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris ...more

Erich Fromm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical

Anna Freud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Anna Freud was the 6th and last child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be ...more

Robert Fliess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Robert Fliess Robert Fliess was a psychoanalyst and son of Wilhelm Fliess, an ENT doctor and colleague of Sigmund Freud. He coined the term ambulatory psychosis. He wrote about sexual abuse and hinted that ...more

Otto Rank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Otto Rank was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher. Born in Vienna as Otto Rosenfeld, he was one of Sigmund Freud's closest colleagues for 20 years, a prolific writer on psychoanalytic ...more

Wilfred Bion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Wilfred Ruprecht Bion DSO was an influential British psychoanalyst, who became president of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 1962 to 1965. Bion has been twinned with Jacques Lacan as ...more

Heinz Kohut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Heinz Kohut was an Austrian-born American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an influential school of thought within psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory which ...more

Harry Stack Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Harry Stack Sullivan was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having ...more

Luce Irigaray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst, sociologist and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other ...more

Morton Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Morton Deutsch, is a social psychologist and researcher in conflict resolution. Deutsch is one of the founding fathers of the field of conflict resolution.

Karen Horney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Karen Horney was a German psychoanalyst who practiced in the United States during her later career. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views. This was particularly true of her ...more

Margaret Mahler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Margaret Schönberger Mahler was a Hungarian physician, who later became interested in psychiatry. She was a central figure on the world stage of psychoanalysis. Her main interest was in ...more

Sándor Ferenczi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Sándor Ferenczi was a Hungarian psychoanalyst, a key theorist of the psychoanalytic school and a close associate of Sigmund Freud.

Hildegard Peplau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Hildegard E. Peplau was an American nurse and the first published nursing theorist since Florence Nightingale and created the middle-range nursing theory of interpersonal relations, which helped ...more

Franz Alexander is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Franz Gabriel Alexander was a Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician, who is considered one of the founders of psychosomatic medicine and psychoanalytic criminology.

Karl Borromäus Frank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Karl Borromäus Frank was political journalist, politician and psychoanalyst.

Maud Mannoni is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Maud Mannoni was a French psychoanalyst of Belgian origin, who married Octave Mannoni and became a major figure of the Lacanian movement.

Élisabeth Roudinesco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Élisabeth Roudinesco Élisabeth Roudinesco is a French academic historian and psychoanalyst. She is head of research in history at University of Paris VII – Denis Diderot since 1991. Biographer of Jacques ...more

André Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
André Green was a French psychoanalyst. He epitomized on an international scale the spirit of independent thought, while still engaging with current developments in almost all spheres of ...more

Michael Balint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Michael Balint was a Hungarian psychoanalyst who spent most of his adult life in England. He was a proponent of the Object Relations school.

Muriel Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Muriel Morris Gardiner Buttinger was an American psychoanalyst and psychiatrist.

Russell Grigg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Australian philosopher and psychoanalyst.

Henry Bauchau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Henry Bauchau Henry Bauchau was a Belgian psychoanalyst, lawyer, and author of French prose and poetry. He was the father of actor Patrick Bauchau.

Ronald Fairbairn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn was a Scottish psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and a central figure in the development of the object relations theory of psychoanalysis.

Susie Orbach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Susie Orbach is a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic.

Serge Lebovici is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Serge Sindel Charles Lebovici (1915–2000) was a French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Cornelius Castoriadis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Cornelius Castoriadis was a Greek-French philosopher, social critic, economist, psychoanalyst, author of The Imaginary Institution of Society, and co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group. ...more

Jean-Marie Sauret is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts

Wilhelm Stekel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Wilhelm Stekel was an Austrian physician and psychologist, who became one of Sigmund Freud's earliest followers, and was once described as "Freud's most distinguished pupil." According ...more

Otto Fenichel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Otto Fenichel was a psychoanalyst of the so-called "second generation". Otto Fenichel started studying medicine in 1915 in Vienna. Already as a very young man, when still in school, he ...more

Susan Sutherland Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Susan Sutherland Isaacs, CBE was a Lancashire-born educational psychologist and psychoanalyst. She published studies on the intellectual and social development of children and promoted the ...more

Andreas Embirikos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Andreas Embirikos was a Greek surrealist poet and the first Greek psychoanalyst.

Joseph Cheesman Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Joseph Cheesman Thompson was a career medical officer in the United States Navy who attained the rank of commander before retirement in 1929. His foes called him ‘Crazy Thompson’, but to friends ...more

Marie Nyswander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Marie Nyswander was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst known for developing and popularizing the use of methadone to treat heroin addiction.

Christian Lujan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Christian Lujan, Ph.D. is a director with ICS-Interconsultants, a specialist in organizational management and professor at the ESCP-EAP European School of Management. Lujan is a Psychoanalyst ...more

Françoise Davoine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts

Frieda Fromm-Reichmann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was a German psychiatrist and contemporary of Sigmund Freud who emigrated to America during World War II.

Sophie Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Psychoanalysts
Sophie Morgenstern was a French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She is known in France as a pioneer of child psychoanalysis and an influence on more famous figures such as Françoise ...more