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With 54 biographies, Sociologists are the 80th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Game Designers, Snookers, and American Football Players.

Pantheon has 67 people classified as sociologists born between 1838 and 1960. Of these 67, 13 (19.40%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living sociologists include Anthony Giddens, Manuel Castells, and Saskia Sassen. The most famous deceased sociologists include Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Pierre Bourdieu. As of April 2022, 13 new sociologists have been added to Pantheon including Mark Granovetter, Shmuel Eisenstadt, and Gøsta Esping-Andersen.

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Most sociologists were born in United States (25), Germany (9), and France (7). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (4), Berlin (3), and London (3).The most common death places of sociologists were United States (25), France (8), and United Kingdom (5). By city, these were Paris (6), London (5), and Munich (3).

The earliest biographies classified as sociologists in Pantheon are Maksim Kovalevsky, Gabriel Tarde, and Ludwig Gumplowicz.  The concentration of sociologists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier sociologists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Sociologists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Sociologists since 1700.

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