Karl Mannheim

1893 - 1947

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Karl Mannheim (born Károly Manheim, 27 March 1893 – 9 January 1947) was an influential German 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 265,627 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Karl Mannheim is the 12th most popular sociologist (up from 13th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 54th 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 12 out of 54Before him are Talcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, and Marcel Mauss. After him are Immanuel Wallerstein, Niklas Luhmann, Gabriel Tarde, Ulrich Beck, Pitirim Sorokin, and C. Wright Mills.

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Among people born in 1893, Karl Mannheim ranks 13Before him are Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Draža Mihailović. After him are Soong Ching-ling, Harold Lloyd, Roland Freisler, Lazar Kaganovich, George Grosz, and Chaim Soutine. Among people deceased in 1947, Karl Mannheim ranks 21Before him are Alfred North Whitehead, Ettore Bugatti, G. H. Hardy, Black Dahlia, Anton Denikin, and Halford Mackinder. After him are Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Nicholas Roerich, Han van Meegeren, and Victor Lustig.

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Among people born in Hungary, Karl Mannheim ranks 44 out of 696Before him are Imre Lakatos (1922), Eugene Wigner (1902), Stephen V of Hungary (1239), Ladislaus IV of Hungary (1262), Béla III of Hungary (1148), and Marcel Breuer (1902). After him are John Sigismund Zápolya (1540), Orestes (420), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), László Moholy-Nagy (1895), Lajos Kossuth (1802), and Viktor Orbán (1963).


Among sociologists born in Hungary, Karl Mannheim ranks 1