Heidegger, Martin

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Heidegger, Martin Gender: M
born on 26 September 1889 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Messkirch, Germany, 47n59, 9e07
Timezone LMT m9e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°32' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°35'

Martin Heidegger
photo: Willy Pragher, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German existentialist philosopher who was one of the most influential voices and foremost thinkers and writers of the 20th century; he exerted an enormous influence. From 1922 he taught and from April 1933 was Chancellor of the University. With the publication of his first book, "Being and Time," 1927, he achieved instant fame as one of the spokesmen of 20th century existentialism.

Heidegger was one who saw no alternative to the Third Reich if Germany were to survive. He had an early flirtation with National Socialism, joining the Nazi Party in 1933 but was generally thought to be disenchanted with Hitler. However, Victor Fairas in his book "Heidegger and Nazism" charged that Heidegger was a lifelong anti-Semite and a devoted party member. Another account read that at the height of his teaching career, he was forced to resign by the National Socialist Party because he forbade anti-Semitic propaganda at the University and refused to dismiss two anti-Nazi deans. His dalliance with Nazism, though relatively short-lived, has made biographical considerations central to the evaluation of his intellectual worth. He resigned as Nazi rector of Freiburg University after a year in office, however throughout the '30s, he continued to open his classes with the German greeting, "Heil Hitler." The Third Reich was not at all interested in metaphysics or the "question of Being" that absorbed Heidegger, but by then, the damage had been done, and the shadow of a Nazi past would never be obliterated from Heidegger's image.

He married in 1917 and had two sons and a foster daughter. Highly reclusive, he was averse to traveling outside of his native home in Baden, particularly avoiding any traffic in big cities. Comfortable in nature, he often made hiking expeditions.

He died on 5/26/1976, Freiburg, Germany

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Van Den Berg, Jan H (born 11 June 1914). Notes: visited him in 1947 in the "Black Forest", both were influenced by Edmund Husserl
  • (has as) student relationship with Jonas, Hans (born 10 May 1903)
  • (has as) student relationship with Strauss, Leo (born 20 September 1899)
  • compare to chart of Bourdieu, Pierre (born 1 August 1930). Notes: influenced by him


  • Relationship : Marriage 1917 (One, lasting)
  • Work : New Career 1922 (Teacher)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1927 ("Being and Time")
  • Social : Joined group 1933 (Joined Nazi party)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 26 May 1976 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Age 86)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Foremost thinker and philosopher)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Foster-daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Philosopher, existential)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Chancellor of University)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Public school)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Questions of being)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (22 architectural awards)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Intellectual giant)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection