Peter L. Berger

1929 - 2017

Peter L. Berger

Peter Ludwig Berger (1929–2017) was an Austrian-born American sociologist and Protestant theologian. Berger became known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical contributions to sociological theory. Berger is arguably best known for his book, co-authored with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York, 1966), which is considered one of the most influential texts in the sociology of knowledge and played a central role in the development of social constructionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter L. Berger has received more than 347,151 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Peter L. Berger ranks 20 out of 47Before him are Gabriel Tarde, Ulrich Beck, Immanuel Wallerstein, Pitirim Sorokin, Manuel Castells, and C. Wright Mills. After him are Alain Touraine, Robert Michels, Ziya Gökalp, Daniel Bell, Stuart Hall, and Paul Lazarsfeld.

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Among people born in 1929, Peter L. Berger ranks 60Before him are Werner Arber, Milorad Pavić, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mike Hawthorn, Zoltán Czibor, and Pierre Brice. After him are Hebe Camargo, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Gudrun Burwitz, Stirling Moss, Günter Schabowski, and Chadli Bendjedid. Among people deceased in 2017, Peter L. Berger ranks 47Before him are Malcolm Young, Kenneth Arrow, Derek Walcott, Al Jarreau, Jean Rochefort, and Danielle Darrieux. After him are Emma Morano, Abdul Halim of Kedah, Adam West, Harry Dean Stanton, Jacque Fresco, and Mauno Koivisto.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Peter L. Berger ranks 190 out of 799Before him are Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), Ingeborg Bachmann (1926), Leopold I, Duke of Austria (1290), Karl Böhm (1894), Ferdinand II of Portugal (1816), and Franz Grillparzer (1791). After him are Frederick II, Duke of Austria (1211), Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Archduke Ernest of Austria (1553), Helmut Berger (1944), Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073), and Roland Ratzenberger (1960).


Among sociologists born in Austria, Peter L. Berger ranks 1After him are Paul Lazarsfeld (1901).

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