Florian Znaniecki

1882 - 1958

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Florian Witold Znaniecki (15 January 1882 – 23 March 1958) was a Polish and American philosopher and sociologist who taught and wrote in Poland and in the United States. Over the course of his work, he shifted his focus from philosophy to sociology. He remains a major figure in the history of Polish and American sociology; the founder of Polish academic sociology, and of an entire school of thought in sociology. He won international renown as co-author, with William I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florian Znaniecki has received more than 119,706 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Florian Znaniecki is the 656th most popular philosopher (down from 619th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Poland (down from 371st in 2019) and the 18th most popular Polish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Florian Znaniecki ranks 656 out of 1,267Before him are Johannes Bugenhagen, Eduard Zeller, Michael Walzer, Louis Lavelle, Franz Xaver von Baader, and Diodorus Cronus. After him are Paul Virilio, Johannes Nikolaus Tetens, Svetozar Marković, Cebes, Leo the Mathematician, and Gustavo Gutiérrez.

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Among people born in 1882, Florian Znaniecki ranks 91Before him are Sylvia Pankhurst, Artur Schnabel, John Barrymore, David Burliuk, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, and Kimon Georgiev. After him are Gian Francesco Malipiero, Max Decugis, Song Jiaoren, Ladislas Starevich, Raymonde de Laroche, and Karl Rapp. Among people deceased in 1958, Florian Znaniecki ranks 48Before him are Otto Abetz, Franz Bardon, Viktor Schauberger, Wilhelm Zaisser, Johannes R. Becher, and Florent Schmitt. After him are Mikhail Zoshchenko, Johnston McCulley, Ludwig Crüwell, Aarre Merikanto, Roger Byrne, and Rudolf Rocker.

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Among people born in Poland, Florian Znaniecki ranks 404 out of 1,694Before him are Heinz Kessler (1920), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Horst Mahler (1936), Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Gerhard Klopfer (1905), and Johann Adam Hiller (1728). After him are Mieszko I Tanglefoot (1132), Krystian Zimerman (1956), Anny Ondra (1903), Włodzimierz Smolarek (1957), Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893), and Helmuth von Pannwitz (1898).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Florian Znaniecki ranks 18Before him are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Roman Ingarden (1893), Kuno Fischer (1824), and Johannes Bugenhagen (1485). After him are John Cantius (1390), Symon Budny (1530), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), Franz Neumann (1900), Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), and Leo Baeck (1873).