Natorp, Paul

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Natorp, Paul Gender: M
born on 24 January 1854 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Düsseldorf, Germany, 51n12, 6e47
Timezone LMT m6e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°16' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°24 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°27'

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Paul Natorp


German philosopher and educationalist, considered one of the co-founders of the Marburg school of neo-Kantianism. He was known as an authority on Plato. Paul Gerhard Natorp was one of the most prominent philosophers in Germany at the turn of the 20th century.

In 1885 he became extraordinary professor and in 1893 became ordinary professor in philosophy and pedagogics at Marburg University, a position he retained until his retirement in 1922.

In 1887 he married his cousin Helene Natorp; they had five children. Natorp was an ambitious composer, who wrote chiefly chamber music. He also wrote some 100 songs and two choral works. He conducted a correspondence with Johannes Brahms, who dissuaded him from becoming a professional composer.

During his long and prolific tenure at Marburg, Natorp came into contact with a number of illustrious scholars and writers. Boris Pasternak, Karl Barth, and Ernst Cassirer were among his students; Rabindranath Tagore was his friend.

He died 17 August 1924, Marburg.

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Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession