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With 46 biographies, Political Scientists are the 88th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Mountaineers, Judges, and Fashion Designers.


Pantheon has 46 people classified as political scientists born between 1450 and 1974. Of these 46, 20 (43.48%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living political scientists include Francis Fukuyama, Aleksandr Dugin, and Joseph Nye. The most famous deceased political scientists include Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, and Johan Galtung. As of April 2024, 15 new political scientists have been added to Pantheon including Hayranidil Kadın, Carl Joachim Friedrich, and Karl Deutsch.

Living Political Scientists

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Deceased Political Scientists

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Newly Added Political Scientists (2024)

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Most political scientists were born in United States (18), Germany (5), and France (3). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (5), Leipzig (2), and Toronto (2).The most common death places of political scientists were United States (9), France (3), and Germany (3). By city, these were Heidelberg (2), Cambridge, Massachusetts (2), and Martha's Vineyard (1).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as political scientists in Pantheon are Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Étienne de La Boétie, and Marfa Boretskaya.  The concentration of political scientists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier political scientists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Political Scientists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 20 most globally memorable Political Scientists since 1700.