Stein Rokkan

1921 - 1979

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Stein Rokkan (July 4, 1921 – July 22, 1979) was a Norwegian political scientist and sociologist. He was the first professor of sociology at the University of Bergen and a principal founder of the discipline of comparative politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stein Rokkan has received more than 47,774 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Stein Rokkan is the 466th most popular philosopher (up from 503rd in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Norway (up from 79th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Stein Rokkan ranks 466 out of 1,089Before him are Dong Zhongshu, Priscian, Antiochus of Ascalon, Berengar of Tours, Ari Thorgilsson, and Plutarch of Athens. After him are Arne Næss, Guillaume Budé, Karl-Otto Apel, Emmanuel Mounier, Kapila, and Alasdair MacIntyre.

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Among people born in 1921, Stein Rokkan ranks 82Before him are Miklós Jancsó, Thomas Schelling, Amin al-Hafiz, Jack Steinberger, James Clavell, and Herta Bothe. After him are Dirk Bogarde, Raymond Goethals, Iris Apfel, Mary Douglas, Gene Roddenberry, and Yuri Nikulin. Among people deceased in 1979, Stein Rokkan ranks 49Before him are Dimitri Tiomkin, Nicholas Ray, Louis Chiron, Conrad Hilton, Mamie Eisenhower, and Yukio Tsuda. After him are Alfredo Ottaviani, Otto Robert Frisch, Rudi Dutschke, Abul A'la Maududi, Konstantin Simonov, and Charles Mingus.

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Among people born in Norway, Stein Rokkan ranks 74 out of 735Before him are Magnus V of Norway (1156), Sverre Fehn (1924), Theodor Kittelsen (1857), Magnus IV of Norway (1115), Anders Behring Breivik (1979), and Johan Svendsen (1840). After him are Inge II of Norway (1185), Haakon II of Norway (1147), Arne Næss (1912), Inge I of Norway (1135), Ole Bull (1810), and Finn E. Kydland (1943).


Among philosophers born in Norway, Stein Rokkan ranks 1After him are Arne Næss (1912) and Anathon Aall (1867).