Ralf Dahrendorf

1929 - 2009

Ralf Dahrendorf

Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf, Baron Dahrendorf, (1 May 1929 – 17 June 2009) was a German-British sociologist, philosopher, political scientist and liberal politician. A class conflict theorist, Dahrendorf was a leading expert on explaining and analyzing class divisions in modern society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralf Dahrendorf has received more than 270,848 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular political scientist.

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Among political scientists, Ralf Dahrendorf ranks 8 out of 26Before him are Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, Francis Fukuyama, Harold Lasswell, Hans Morgenthau, and Benedict Anderson. After him are Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, Gene Sharp, Maurice Duverger, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1929, Ralf Dahrendorf ranks 49Before him are Babrak Karmal, Lennart Meri, George Stinney, Karolos Papoulias, Francis Gary Powers, and Isamu Akasaki. After him are Eric Kandel, Christa Wolf, Michael Atiyah, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Werner Arber, and Milorad Pavić. Among people deceased in 2009, Ralf Dahrendorf ranks 26Before him are Jean Dausset, Robert McNamara, Bobby Robson, Karl Malden, Robert F. Furchgott, and Vivian Maier. After him are João Bernardo Vieira, Ertuğrul Osman, Abdurrahman Wahid, Milorad Pavić, John Updike, and Sverre Fehn.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ralf Dahrendorf ranks 645 out of 3,763Before him are August Horch (1868), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Erich Koch (1896), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), and Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727). After him are Arthur Nebe (1894), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Louis Spohr (1784), Andreas Baader (1943), George, King of Saxony (1832), and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795).


Among political scientists born in Germany, Ralf Dahrendorf ranks 2Before him are Hans Morgenthau (1904). After him are Georg Jellinek (1851).

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