Pitirim Sorokin

1889 - 1968

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Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin (; Russian: Питири́м Алекса́ндрович Соро́кин; 4 February [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pitirim Sorokin has received more than 348,459 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Pitirim Sorokin is the 17th most popular sociologist, the 197th most popular biography from Russia (up from 243rd in 2019) and the most popular Russian Sociologist.

Pitirim Sorokin was a sociologist who was most famous for his theory of social and cultural evolution.

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Among sociologists, Pitirim Sorokin ranks 17 out of 54Before him are Marcel Mauss, Karl Mannheim, Immanuel Wallerstein, Niklas Luhmann, Gabriel Tarde, and Ulrich Beck. After him are C. Wright Mills, Peter L. Berger, Robert Michels, Daniel Bell, Manuel Castells, and Alain Touraine.

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Among people born in 1889, Pitirim Sorokin ranks 25Before him are Gabriela Mistral, Paul Karrer, Louise Mountbatten, Jacob L. Moreno, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Victor Fleming. After him are Han van Meegeren, Vasily Blyukher, Risto Ryti, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Walter Lippmann, and Zalman Shazar. Among people deceased in 1968, Pitirim Sorokin ranks 21Before him are Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, Enid Blyton, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are Kees van Dongen, Neal Cassady, Henry Hallett Dale, Corneille Heymans, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Nikolaus von Falkenhorst.

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Among people born in Russia, Pitirim Sorokin ranks 197 out of 2,688Before him are Nicholas Roerich (1874), Ivan Shishkin (1832), Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ilya Frank (1908), and Vladimir Solovyov (1853). After him are Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), and Witold Pilecki (1901).


Among sociologists born in Russia, Pitirim Sorokin ranks 1After him are Georges Gurvitch (1894).