Andre Gunder Frank

1929 - 2005

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Andre Gunder Frank (February 24, 1929 – April 25, 2005) was a German-American sociologist and economic historian who promoted dependency theory after 1970 and world-systems theory after 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andre Gunder Frank has received more than 260,354 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Andre Gunder Frank is the 38th most popular sociologist, the 2,167th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,014th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Andre Gunder Frank ranks 38 out of 54Before him are Ludwig Gumplowicz, Herbert Blumer, Georges Gurvitch, Amitai Etzioni, David Riesman, and Edwin Sutherland. After him are Seymour Martin Lipset, Charles Tilly, Basil Bernstein, Nils Christie, Marcel Granet, and Juan José Linz.

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Among people born in 1929, Andre Gunder Frank ranks 152Before him are Jaakko Hintikka, Filaret, Aleksandar Petrović, Lennart Skoglund, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, and Ronnie Biggs. After him are Vladimír Menšík, Anna Walentynowicz, René Laloux, Adalet Ağaoğlu, Benny Golson, and Rafael Eitan. Among people deceased in 2005, Andre Gunder Frank ranks 93Before him are Vizma Belševica, Edward Bunker, Monica Zetterlund, Alberto Lattuada, Jef Raskin, and Michalina Wisłocka. After him are Johnny Carson, Alexander Yakovlev, George P. Cosmatos, Frits Philips, Sandra Dee, and Hermann Bondi.

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Among people born in Germany, Andre Gunder Frank ranks 2,167 out of 5,289Before him are Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658), Franz von Lenbach (1836), Wilhelm Ohnesorge (1872), Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683), Gerhard Gentzen (1909), and Franz Lachner (1803). After him are Aloysia Weber (1760), Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1612), Judith of Schweinfurt (1003), Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg (1527), Heinrich von Treitschke (1834), and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935).


Among sociologists born in Germany, Andre Gunder Frank ranks 7Before him are Max Weber (1864), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Georg Simmel (1858), Niklas Luhmann (1927), Robert Michels (1876), and Amitai Etzioni (1929). After him are Juan José Linz (1926).