Hannah Arendt Birthday, Date of Birth

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (, US also ; German: [ˈaːʁənt]; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born American political theorist. Many of her books and articles have had a lasting influence on political theory and philosophy. Arendt is widely considered one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century.

Arendt was born in Linden, a district of Hanover, in 1906, to a Jewish family. At the age of three, her family moved to Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, so that her father's syphilis could be treated. Paul Arendt had contracted the disease in his youth, and it was thought to be in remission when Arendt was born. He died when she was seven. Arendt was raised in a politically progressive, secular family. Her mother was an ardent supporter of the Social Democrats. After completing her secondary education in Berlin, she studied at the University of Marburg under Martin Heidegger, with whom she had a brief affair. She obtained her doctorate in philosophy writing on Love and Saint Augustine at the University of Heidelberg in 1929 under the direction of the existentialist philosopher Karl Jaspers.

Hannah Arendt married Günther Stern in 1929, but soon began to encounter increasing anti-Jewish discrimination in 1930s Nazi Germany. In 1933, the year Adolf Hitler came to power, Arendt was arrested and briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo for performing illegal research into antisemitism in Nazi Germany. On release, she fled Germany, living in Czechoslovakia and Switzerland before settling in Paris. There she worked for Youth Aliyah, assisting young Jews to emigrate to the British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel). Divorcing Stern in 1937, she married Heinrich Blücher in 1940, but when Germany invaded France in 1940 she was detained by the French as an alien, despite having been stripped of her German citizenship in 1937. She escaped and made her way to the United States in 1941 via Portugal. She settled in New York, which remained her principal residence for the rest of her life. She became a writer and editor and worked for the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, becoming an American citizen in 1950. With the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, her reputation as a thinker and writer was established and a series of works followed. These included the books The Human Condition in 1958, as well as Eichmann in Jerusalem and On Revolution in 1963. She taught at many American universities, while declining tenure-track appointments. She died suddenly of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of 69, leaving her last work, The Life of the Mind, unfinished.

Her works cover a broad range of topics, but she is best known for those dealing with the nature of power and evil, as well as politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. In the popular mind she is best remembered for the controversy surrounding the trial of Adolf Eichmann, her attempt to explain how ordinary people become actors in totalitarian systems, which was considered by some an apologia, and for the phrase "the banality of evil". She is commemorated by institutions and journals devoted to her thinking, the Hannah Arendt Prize for political thinking, and on stamps, street names and schools, amongst other things.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Sunday, October 14, 1906
Place of Birth
Lindener Marktplatz 2 (Hannover)
Age
115
Star Sign

The October 14, 1906 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 286 day of the year. President of the United States was Theodore Roosevelt.

If you were born on this day, you are 115 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, October 14, 2022, in 352 days. You have lived for 42,016 days, or about 1,008,385 hours, or about 60,503,157 minutes, or about seconds.

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14th of October 1906 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 14, 1906

CHICAGO PACKERS REJOICE.; Pleased by News of Dropping of Trust Prosecutions.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

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BOSTON COPPER GOSSIP.; The Advance in the Metal -- New Finds in Many Mines.

Date: 15 October 1906

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Latest Shipping News.

Date: 14 October 1906

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NEW PLACE FOR VAN ETTEN.; Head of Boston & Albany May Take Charge of an Electric Company.

Date: 14 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

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NEW POLICY OF FREEMASONRY IN FRANCE.

Date: 14 October 1906

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An Observatory and Nautical Museum for New York City.

Date: 14 October 1906

By MARY PROCTOR

Mary PROCTOR

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NEW PARKHURST CHURCH DEDICATED YESTERDAY; He Pays Tribute to the Late Stanford White, Its Architect. MADE NEW EDIFICE HIS IDOL New Madison Square Church a Beautiful Example of Architect's Genius -- Dr. Parkhurst's Sermon.

Date: 15 October 1906

dedication; White lauded

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PLANNING NEW LAWS TO BALK OIL TRUST; Congress May Be Forced to Curb Foreign Holding Concerns. LAWYERS PUZZLED BY DEVICE Declare That the Procurement of Evidence of Trust Activities Will Be Most Difficult.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

new laws planned to balk oil trust

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NEW YACHT CONFERENCE TO REVISE RACE RULES; But No Change In Measurement Formula Will Be Tolerated. TO CONVENE IN DECEMBER Time Allowance Scale, Allowance for Mixed Rigs, and Scantling Will Be Considered -- New Classification.

Date: 14 October 1906

Parade, Newark

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YELLOW FEVER SPREADING.; Three New Cases at Havana -- Another Case at Cienfuegos.

Date: 14 October 1906

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CHICAGO PACKERS REJOICE.; Pleased by News of Dropping of Trust Prosecutions.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

BOSTON COPPER GOSSIP.; The Advance in the Metal -- New Finds in Many Mines.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

Latest Shipping News.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

NEW PLACE FOR VAN ETTEN.; Head of Boston & Albany May Take Charge of an Electric Company.

Date: 14 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

NEW POLICY OF FREEMASONRY IN FRANCE.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

An Observatory and Nautical Museum for New York City.

Date: 14 October 1906

By MARY PROCTOR

Mary PROCTOR

Full Article

NEW PARKHURST CHURCH DEDICATED YESTERDAY; He Pays Tribute to the Late Stanford White, Its Architect. MADE NEW EDIFICE HIS IDOL New Madison Square Church a Beautiful Example of Architect's Genius -- Dr. Parkhurst's Sermon.

Date: 15 October 1906

dedication; White lauded

Full Article

PLANNING NEW LAWS TO BALK OIL TRUST; Congress May Be Forced to Curb Foreign Holding Concerns. LAWYERS PUZZLED BY DEVICE Declare That the Procurement of Evidence of Trust Activities Will Be Most Difficult.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

new laws planned to balk oil trust

Full Article

NEW YACHT CONFERENCE TO REVISE RACE RULES; But No Change In Measurement Formula Will Be Tolerated. TO CONVENE IN DECEMBER Time Allowance Scale, Allowance for Mixed Rigs, and Scantling Will Be Considered -- New Classification.

Date: 14 October 1906

Parade, Newark

Full Article

YELLOW FEVER SPREADING.; Three New Cases at Havana -- Another Case at Cienfuegos.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

CHICAGO PACKERS REJOICE.; Pleased by News of Dropping of Trust Prosecutions.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

BOSTON COPPER GOSSIP.; The Advance in the Metal -- New Finds in Many Mines.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

Latest Shipping News.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

NEW PLACE FOR VAN ETTEN.; Head of Boston & Albany May Take Charge of an Electric Company.

Date: 14 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

NEW POLICY OF FREEMASONRY IN FRANCE.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

An Observatory and Nautical Museum for New York City.

Date: 14 October 1906

By MARY PROCTOR

Mary PROCTOR

Full Article

NEW PARKHURST CHURCH DEDICATED YESTERDAY; He Pays Tribute to the Late Stanford White, Its Architect. MADE NEW EDIFICE HIS IDOL New Madison Square Church a Beautiful Example of Architect's Genius -- Dr. Parkhurst's Sermon.

Date: 15 October 1906

dedication; White lauded

Full Article

PLANNING NEW LAWS TO BALK OIL TRUST; Congress May Be Forced to Curb Foreign Holding Concerns. LAWYERS PUZZLED BY DEVICE Declare That the Procurement of Evidence of Trust Activities Will Be Most Difficult.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

new laws planned to balk oil trust

Full Article

NEW YACHT CONFERENCE TO REVISE RACE RULES; But No Change In Measurement Formula Will Be Tolerated. TO CONVENE IN DECEMBER Time Allowance Scale, Allowance for Mixed Rigs, and Scantling Will Be Considered -- New Classification.

Date: 14 October 1906

Parade, Newark

Full Article

YELLOW FEVER SPREADING.; Three New Cases at Havana -- Another Case at Cienfuegos.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

CHICAGO PACKERS REJOICE.; Pleased by News of Dropping of Trust Prosecutions.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

Latest Shipping News.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

NEW POLICY OF FREEMASONRY IN FRANCE.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

An Observatory and Nautical Museum for New York City.

Date: 14 October 1906

By MARY PROCTOR

Mary PROCTOR

Full Article

NEW PARKHURST CHURCH DEDICATED YESTERDAY; He Pays Tribute to the Late Stanford White, Its Architect. MADE NEW EDIFICE HIS IDOL New Madison Square Church a Beautiful Example of Architect's Genius -- Dr. Parkhurst's Sermon.

Date: 15 October 1906

dedication; White lauded

Full Article

PLANNING NEW LAWS TO BALK OIL TRUST; Congress May Be Forced to Curb Foreign Holding Concerns. LAWYERS PUZZLED BY DEVICE Declare That the Procurement of Evidence of Trust Activities Will Be Most Difficult.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

new laws planned to balk oil trust

Full Article

NEW YACHT CONFERENCE TO REVISE RACE RULES; But No Change In Measurement Formula Will Be Tolerated. TO CONVENE IN DECEMBER Time Allowance Scale, Allowance for Mixed Rigs, and Scantling Will Be Considered -- New Classification.

Date: 14 October 1906

Parade, Newark

Full Article

YELLOW FEVER SPREADING.; Three New Cases at Havana -- Another Case at Cienfuegos.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

BOSTON COPPER GOSSIP.; The Advance in the Metal -- New Finds in Many Mines.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

NEW PLACE FOR VAN ETTEN.; Head of Boston & Albany May Take Charge of an Electric Company.

Date: 14 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

Full Article

NEW POLICY OF FREEMASONRY IN FRANCE.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article

PLANNING NEW LAWS TO BALK OIL TRUST; Congress May Be Forced to Curb Foreign Holding Concerns. LAWYERS PUZZLED BY DEVICE Declare That the Procurement of Evidence of Trust Activities Will Be Most Difficult.

Date: 15 October 1906

Special to The New York Times

new laws planned to balk oil trust

Full Article

NEW YACHT CONFERENCE TO REVISE RACE RULES; But No Change In Measurement Formula Will Be Tolerated. TO CONVENE IN DECEMBER Time Allowance Scale, Allowance for Mixed Rigs, and Scantling Will Be Considered -- New Classification.

Date: 14 October 1906

Parade, Newark

Full Article

YELLOW FEVER SPREADING.; Three New Cases at Havana -- Another Case at Cienfuegos.

Date: 14 October 1906

Full Article