Famous Philosophers

The Most Famous Philosophers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Pythagoras570 BCGreekPythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher
David HumeApril 26, 1711ScottishDavid Hume was a Scottish philosopher, essayist and historian, known for his radical philosophical scepticism and empiricism
Roland BarthesNovember 12, 1915FrenchRoland Barthes was a French literary theorist, critic and semiotician
Paulo FreireSeptember 19, 1921BrazilianPaulo Freire was a Brazilian educator best known for his research on critical pedagogy
Pierre Teilhard de ChardinMay 1, 1881FrenchPierre Teilhard de Chardin was a famous French philosopher and a priest who was also known for his controversial writings
Adam SmithJune 16, 1723ScottishAdam Smith was a Scottish Philosopher and Political Economist
Friedrich NietzscheOctober 15, 1844GermanFriedrich Nietzsche was a famous 19th century German philosopher and philologist
Muhammad IqbalNovember 9, 1877PakistaniMuhammad Iqbal was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India and is regarded as being the inspiration behind the Pakistan movement
René DéscartesMarch 31, 1596FrenchRené Déscartes was a famous mathematician, writer and philosopher, who belonged to 16th century
NovalisMay 2, 1772GermanGeorg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, better known as Novalis, was a German poet, author, and philosopher.
Confucius

Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher

Chinese121 views

Peter Kropotkin

Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, aka Peter Kropotkin, was a Russian philosopher and activist

Henri Bergson

Henri-Louis Bergson was a well-known philosopher who won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature

FrenchOctober 18, 1859153 views

Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a Scottish Philosopher and Political Economist

ScottishJune 16, 1723194 views

George Boole

George Boole is better known as the inventor of symbolic logic

BritishNovember 2, 1815111 views

Emile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim was a famous French philosopher and sociologist

FrenchApril 15, 1858122 views

Dayanand Saraswati

Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu religious leader who founded the reform movement, Arya Samaj

IndianFebruary 12, 1824133 views

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel was a renowned German biologist, naturalist, physician, philosopher and artist

GermanFebruary 16, 1834115 views

Novalis

Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, better known as Novalis, was a German poet, author, and philosopher.

GermanMay 2, 1772156 views

Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher

Greek570 BC466 views