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Walter Benjamin
Full name Walter Benjamin
Born (1892-07-15)15 July 1892
Berlin, German Empire
Died 26 September 1940(1940-09-26) (aged 48)
Portbou, Catalonia, Spain
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Western Marxism
Main interests Literary theory, aesthetics, philosophy of technology, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of history
Notable ideas Auratic perception, aestheticization of politics

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈbɛnjamiːn]; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German philosopher and cultural critic.

Benjamin was born in Berlin, then-German Empire.

He worked in many subjects such as German idealism, Romanticism, historical materialism, and Jewish mysticism. He helped aesthetic theory and Western Marxism grow.

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