Florian Znaniecki

1882 - 1958

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Florian Witold Znaniecki (15 January 1882 – 23 March 1958) was a Polish 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 99,587 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Florian Znaniecki is the 660th most popular philosopher (up from 753rd in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from Poland (up from 459th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Polish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Florian Znaniecki ranks 660 out of 1,089Before him are Lucien Goldmann, Henry More, Polemon, Michael J. Sandel, Musaeus of Athens, and Julien Benda. After him are Jean Hyppolite, Giles of Rome, Gilbert de la Porrée, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Olaf Stapledon, and Friedrich Pollock.

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Among people born in 1882, Florian Znaniecki ranks 92Before him are Joaquín Turina, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Bronisław Huberman, William Halsey Jr., Eugène Joseph Delporte, and Fiorello H. La Guardia. After him are Song Jiaoren, Subramania Bharati, David Burliuk, Volin, Ladislas Starevich, and Takenoshin Nakai. Among people deceased in 1958, Florian Znaniecki ranks 54Before him are Ludwig Crüwell, Ronald Colman, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Luigi Musso, Peter Collins, and Johannes R. Becher. After him are Pierre-Étienne Flandin, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Johnston McCulley, Roger Byrne, José Miaja, and Stuart Lewis-Evans.

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Among people born in Poland, Florian Znaniecki ranks 411 out of 1,231Before him are I. L. Peretz (1852), Pylyp Orlyk (1672), Arthur Zimmermann (1864), Jan Jesenius (1566), Horst Mahler (1936), and Theodor Kaluza (1885). After him are Sendivogius (1566), Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942), Hans Woellke (1911), Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1464), Nikita Ivanovich Panin (1718), and Israel Joshua Singer (1893).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Florian Znaniecki ranks 16Before him are Paul Tillich (1886), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Günther Anders (1902), Johannes Bugenhagen (1485), Roman Ingarden (1893), and Chaïm Perelman (1912). After him are Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), Kuno Fischer (1824), Symon Budny (1530), Franz Neumann (1900), Józef Maria Bocheński (1902), and Stanisław Staszic (1755).