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With 29 biographies, Political Scientists are the 87th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Mountaineers, Judges, and Fashion Designers.

Pantheon has 29 people classified as political scientists born between 1530 and 1962. Of these 29, 12 (41.38%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living political scientists include Francis Fukuyama, Johan Galtung, and Joseph Nye. The most famous deceased political scientists include Zygmunt Bauman, Samuel P. Huntington, and Étienne de La Boétie. As of October 2020, 3 new political scientists have been added to Pantheon including Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Olivier Roy, and Graham Allison.

Living Political Scientists

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Deceased Political Scientists

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Newly Added Political Scientists (2020)

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Most political scientists were born in United States (12), Germany (4), and France (3). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (2), Chicago (2), and Poznań (1).The most common death places of political scientists were United States (6), France (3), and Germany (3). By city, these were New York City (2), Heidelberg (2), and Leeds (1).

The earliest biographies classified as political scientists in Pantheon are William Graham Sumner, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, and Étienne de La Boétie.  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 15 most globally memorable Political Scientists since 1700.

Political Scientists are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Biologists, Mathematicians, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.