Charles Tilly

1929 - 2008

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Charles Tilly (May 27, 1929 – April 29, 2008) was an American sociologist, political scientist, and historian who wrote on the relationship between politics and society. He was a professor of history, sociology, and social science at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1984 before becoming the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. He has been described as "the founding father of 21st-century sociology" and "one of the world's preeminent sociologists and historians." He published widely across topics such as urban sociology, state formation, democracy, social movements, labor, and inequality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Tilly has received more than 437,488 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charles Tilly is the 38th most popular sociologist (down from 37th in 2019), the 2,957th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,752nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Sociologist.

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Over the past year Charles Tilly has had the most page views in the with 44,863 views, followed by Spanish (7,993), and French (7,257). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (83.44%), Romanian (82.32%), and Czech (39.01%)


Among sociologists, Charles Tilly ranks 38 out of 79Before him are Georges Gurvitch, Harold Garfinkel, W. I. Thomas, Andre Gunder Frank, Herbert Blumer, and Amitai Etzioni. After him are Mark Granovetter, David Riesman, Seymour Martin Lipset, Shmuel Eisenstadt, James Samuel Coleman, and Juan José Linz.

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Among people born in 1929, Charles Tilly ranks 168Before him are Vic Morrow, Camilo Torres Restrepo, Jacques Deray, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Claude Rich, and Zeca Afonso. After him are Anne Meara, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Elio Petri, Josef Suk, Nargis, and Anne Ramsey. Among people deceased in 2008, Charles Tilly ranks 105Before him are Sofiko Chiaureli, Pak Song-chol, Arthur Chung, Mitch Mitchell, Albert Cossery, and Vice Vukov. After him are Dora Ratjen, Suzanne Pleshette, Géza Kalocsay, Joseph Weizenbaum, Maila Nurmi, and Jean-Daniel Cadinot.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Tilly ranks 2,957 out of 20,380Before him are Jane Kaczmarek (1955), Tom Holland (1943), Robert Stroud (1890), Elbridge Gerry (1744), Stephen Foster (1826), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962). After him are James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Benjamin Tucker (1854), Mildred Dresselhaus (1930), Anne Meara (1929), Susan Flannery (1939), and Robert Culp (1930).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Charles Tilly ranks 11Before him are Daniel Bell (1919), Robert E. Park (1864), Howard S. Becker (1928), Harold Garfinkel (1917), W. I. Thomas (1863), and Herbert Blumer (1900). After him are Mark Granovetter (1943), David Riesman (1909), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), James Samuel Coleman (1926), Edwin Sutherland (1883), and Randall Collins (1941).