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Eric Voegelin ">[ˈføːgəliːn]; January 3, 1901 – January 19, 1985) was a German-born American political philosopher. He was born in Cologne, and educated in political science at the University of Vienna, at which he became an associate professor of political science at the Faculty of Law. In 1938 he and his wife fled from the Nazi forces which had entered Vienna, and emigrated to the United States, where they became citizens in 1944. He spent most of his academic career at the University of Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, the University of Munich and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

Born Erich Hermann Wilhelm Vögelin
(1901-01-03)January 3, 1901
Cologne, German Empire
Died January 19, 1985(1985-01-19) (aged 84)
Stanford, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Vienna
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Phenomenology
Main interests
History
Consciousness
Religion
Political science

Eric Voegelin (born Erich Hermann Wilhelm Vögelin; [ˈføːgəliːn]; January 3, 1901 – January 19, 1985) was a German-born American political philosopher. He was born in Cologne, and educated in political science at the University of Vienna, at which he became an associate professor of political science at the Faculty of Law. In 1938 he and his wife fled from the Nazi forces which had entered Vienna, and emigrated to the United States, where they became citizens in 1944. He spent most of his academic career at the University of Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, the University of Munich and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.