Famous Philosophers

The Most Famous Philosophers

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
Friedrich NietzscheOctober 15, 1844GermanFriedrich Nietzsche was a famous 19th century German philosopher and philologist
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
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
Michel FoucaultOctober 15, 1926FrenchMichel Foucault was a popular French philosopher and historian


Confucius was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher

Chinese138 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, 1859166 views

Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a Scottish Philosopher and Political Economist

ScottishJune 16, 1723203 views

George Boole

George Boole is better known as the inventor of symbolic logic

BritishNovember 2, 1815113 views

Emile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim was a famous French philosopher and sociologist

FrenchApril 15, 1858124 views

Dayanand Saraswati

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

IndianFebruary 12, 1824137 views

Ernst Haeckel

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

GermanFebruary 16, 1834130 views


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

GermanMay 2, 1772158 views


Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher

Greek570 BC484 views