Famous Philosophers - List of Famous Philosophers

Plato once said ‘Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder’. With this wonder a philosopher expresses his thoughts sometimes making life easier for millions. Commonly called ‘thinkers’, philosophers search for the hidden meanings of things and then nurture it in a system of thoughts. Often, they share these thoughts with the world even though they know the fragility of the society. Philosophers turn their hurtful experiences into lessons and share them to save several others from the vices of life. Education does not necessarily make a philosopher, however a degree is often acquired by many. However, the beauty lies in the fact that no two philosophers are alike. Some are like wine: the older the better, like Socrates; others are meteors like Nietzsche, full of their own brilliance and beauty. Some are drowned in their sorrow and some are hopeful beyond their sorrow. Yet each of them finds a connection with someone and speaks of his own individuality. At every age Philosophers add to life and show that there’s one hidden in each of us. Discover this space for the list of famous Philosophers with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also tracing their timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Philosophers

Carl JungJuly 26, 1875SwissCarl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology
Alan WattsJanuary 6, 1915British, AmericanAlan Watts was a famous British philosopher known for his Zen teachings and interpretations of Eastern philosophy
Abdolkarim SoroushDecember 16, 1945IranianAbdolkarim Soroush is a reformer, thinker, and Rumi scholar belonging to Iran
Lao Tzu (Laozi)601 BCChineseLao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher who wrote the important “Daodejing”
Jabir Ibn Hayyan721IranianJabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath
William Wallace1270ScottishWilliam Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a central figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence
Pythagoras570 BCGreekPythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher
Karl MarxMay 5, 1818French, German, BritishKarl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’
Leon TrotskyNovember 7, 1879Russian, UkrainianLeon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius480ItalianBoethius was an early 6th century Roman senator and philosopher best known for his treatise ‘Consolation of Philosophy’


Chanakya was an Indian philosopher, economist, and statesman who wrote the Indian political treatise, the ‘Arthashastra’ (Economics).

Indian371 BC164 views

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin was a communist revolutionary who led the famous October revolution in Russia

RussianApril 22, 1870173 views

Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology

SwissJuly 26, 1875851 views


Zoroaster was a prophet who started a new movement, which eventually developed into a new religion called Zoroastrianism

Iranian182 views

Bob Black

Bob Black is an American author and anarchist

AmericanJanuary 4, 1951124 views

John Huss

Jon Huss was a noted academic, priest and church reformer, born in the latter half of the 14 century in the Bohemian town of Husinec

Czech1369163 views


Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the most prominent persons in Swedish history

SwedishJanuary 29, 1688130 views

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley was a renowned English theologian, author, chemist and political theorist of the 18th century

BritishMarch 24, 1733130 views


Confucius was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher

Chinese126 views

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky is an American linguist, political theorist, and activist, often referred to as "the father of modern linguistics”