Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Freiburg and became a professor at the University of Marburg in 1932. After publishing his his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927), he returned to Freiburg to assume the chair of philosophy upon Husserl's retirement.
"Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy."--Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review