Niklas Luhmann

1927 - 1998

Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann (; German: [ˈluːman]; December 8, 1927 – November 6, 1998) was a German sociologist, philosopher of social science, and a prominent thinker in systems theory, who is considered one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niklas Luhmann has received more than 405,284 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Niklas Luhmann ranks 11 out of 47Before him are Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Robert K. Merton, and Norbert Elias. After him are Marcel Mauss, Karl Mannheim, Gabriel Tarde, Ulrich Beck, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Pitirim Sorokin.

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Among people born in 1927, Niklas Luhmann ranks 18Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Kim Young-sam. After him are Janet Leigh, Sidney Poitier, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Maurice Béjart, Albert Uderzo, and Simone Veil. Among people deceased in 1998, Niklas Luhmann ranks 10Before him are Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, and Jean-François Lyotard. After him are Octavio Paz, Vladimir Prelog, Alan Shepard, Yang Shangkun, Theodore Schultz, and Otto Kretschmer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Niklas Luhmann ranks 364 out of 3,763Before him are Simone Signoret (1921), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Jean Paul (1763), August von Mackensen (1849), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647). After him are Georg von Küchler (1881), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Jürgen Klopp (1967), Franz Boas (1858), Louis the Child (893), and Adam Opel (1837).


Among sociologists born in Germany, Niklas Luhmann ranks 4Before him are Max Weber (1864), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), and Georg Simmel (1858). After him are Robert Michels (1876), Amitai Etzioni (1929), Andre Gunder Frank (1929), and Juan José Linz (1926).

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