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Karl Mannheim

1893 - 1947

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Karl Mannheim (born Károly Manheim, 27 March 1893 – 9 January 1947) was an influential Hungarian sociologist during the first half of the 20th century. He is a key figure in classical sociology, as well as one of the founders of the sociology of knowledge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Mannheim has received more than 351,647 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Karl Mannheim is the 15th most popular sociologist (down from 12th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 44th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Sociologist.

Karl Mannheim was a sociologist who focused on the relationship between sociology and the individual. He is most famous for his idea of the "sociological imagination."

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Among sociologists, Karl Mannheim ranks 15 out of 54Before him are Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, Niklas Luhmann, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Ulrich Beck. After him are Gabriel Tarde, Manuel Castells, Pitirim Sorokin, Peter L. Berger, C. Wright Mills, and Alain Touraine.

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Among people born in 1893, Karl Mannheim ranks 16Before him are Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, Lazar Kaganovich, Roland Freisler, and Draža Mihailović. After him are Harold Lloyd, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Damdin Sükhbaatar, George Grosz, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Andrés Segovia. Among people deceased in 1947, Karl Mannheim ranks 24Before him are Black Dahlia, Han van Meegeren, Aung San, Anton Denikin, Ernst Lubitsch, and Pierre Bonnard. After him are Nicholas Roerich, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Victor Lustig, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Stanley Baldwin, and G. H. Hardy.

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Among people born in Hungary, Karl Mannheim ranks 54 out of 866Before him are Paul Erdős (1913), Leo Szilard (1898), Emmerich Kálmán (1882), Emeric Thököly (1657), Flórián Albert (1941), and Ladislaus IV of Hungary (1262). After him are George de Hevesy (1885), Elizabeth of Bosnia (1340), Sándor Petőfi (1823), László Moholy-Nagy (1895), Béla Guttmann (1899), and Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893).


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