Ernst Nolte

Philosopher, Author

1923 –

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Who is Ernst Nolte?

Ernst Nolte is a German historian and philosopher. Nolte’s major interest is the comparative studies of fascism and communism. Originally trained in philosophy, he is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the Free University of Berlin, where he taught from 1973 until his 1991 retirement. He was previously a Professor at the University of Marburg from 1965 to 1973. He is best known for his seminal work Fascism In Its Epoch, which received widespread acclaim when it was published in 1963. Nolte has been a prominent conservative academic since the early 1960s, and involved in many controversies related to the interpretation of the history of fascism and communism. In recent years, Nolte has focused on Islamism and "Islamic fascism". He is the father of legal scholar Georg Nolte. Nolte has received several prizes, including the Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize and the Konrad Adenauer Prize.

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Born
Jan 11, 1923
Witten
Also known as
  • Нольте, Эрнст
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Münster
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Freiburg
Employment
  • University of Marburg
  • Free University of Berlin

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on July 23, 2013

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