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Ernest Burgess

1886 - 1966

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Ernest Watson Burgess (May 16, 1886 – December 27, 1966) was a Canadian-American urban sociologist born in Tilbury, Ontario. He was educated at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma and continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago. In 1916, he returned to the University of Chicago, as a faculty member. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Burgess has received more than 166,557 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Burgess is the 52nd most popular sociologist, the 217th most popular biography from Canada and the 2nd most popular Canadian Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Ernest Burgess ranks 52 out of 54Before him are Basil Bernstein, Nils Christie, James Samuel Coleman, Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Robert N. Bellah, and George C. Homans. After him are Randall Collins, Raewyn Connell, Claus Offe, George Ritzer, Erik Olin Wright, and Robert Nisbet.

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Among people born in 1886, Ernest Burgess ranks 159Before him are Peter Freuchen, Florence Lawrence, Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, Roberto María Ortiz, Jean Hersholt, and G. I. Taylor. After him are Rudolf Belling, Othmar Schoeck, Austin Osman Spare, Hiratsuka Raichō, Toivo Mikael Kivimäki, and Franz Josef Popp. Among people deceased in 1966, Ernest Burgess ranks 112Before him are Boris Podolsky, C. S. Forester, Mehmet Fuat Köprülü, Elio Vittorini, Albrecht Brandi, and Gʻafur Gʻulom. After him are Erich Pommer, Courtney Hodges, Jan Kiepura, Vicente Rojo Lluch, Vladimir Grigoryevich Fyodorov, and Alice Pearce.

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Among people born in Canada, Ernest Burgess ranks 217 out of 1,350Before him are Hume Cronyn (1911), Marc Singer (1948), Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907), John Draper (1943), Florence Lawrence (1886), and Roddy Piper (1954). After him are Neil Peart (1952), Robbie Robertson (1943), Peter North (1957), Kim Coates (1958), Henry Clinton (1730), and Agnes Martin (1912).


Among sociologists born in Canada, Ernest Burgess ranks 2Before him are Erving Goffman (1922).