Georg Simmel

1858 - 1918

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Georg Simmel (; German: [ˈzɪməl]; 1 March 1858 – 26 September 1918) was a German sociologist, philosopher, and critic. Simmel was influential in the field of sociology. Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking what is society?—directly alluding to Kant's what is nature?—presenting pioneering analyses of social individuality and fragmentation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Simmel has received more than 799,594 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Georg Simmel is the 5th most popular sociologist, the 137th most popular biography from Germany (up from 140th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Sociologist.

Georg Simmel is most famous for his contributions to the sociology of culture.

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Among sociologists, Georg Simmel ranks 5 out of 54Before him are Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and Theodor W. Adorno. After him are Talcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, and Karl Mannheim.

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Among people born in 1858, Georg Simmel ranks 8Before him are Émile Durkheim, Giacomo Puccini, Selma Lagerlöf, Rudolf Diesel, Theodore Roosevelt, and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria. After him are Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Franz Boas, Omar Mukhtar, Giuseppe Peano, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Among people deceased in 1918, Georg Simmel ranks 13Before him are Egon Schiele, Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georg Cantor. After him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Otto Wagner, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia.

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Among people born in Germany, Georg Simmel ranks 137 out of 5,289Before him are Franz von Papen (1879), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Meister Eckhart (1260), George I of Great Britain (1660), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), and Rudolf Höss (1901). After him are Max Ernst (1891), Agrippina the Younger (15), Max Müller (1823), Johann Pachelbel (1653), George II of Great Britain (1683), and Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943).


Among sociologists born in Germany, Georg Simmel ranks 3Before him are Max Weber (1864) and Theodor W. Adorno (1903). After him are Niklas Luhmann (1927), Robert Michels (1876), Amitai Etzioni (1929), Andre Gunder Frank (1929), and Juan José Linz (1926).