SOCIOLOGIST

Talcott Parsons

1902 - 1979

Photo of Talcott Parsons

Icon of person Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons (13 December 1902 – 8 May 1979) was an American sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism. Parsons is considered one of the most influential figures in sociology in the 20th century. After earning a PhD in economics, he served on the faculty at Harvard University from 1927 to 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Talcott Parsons has received more than 1,109,375 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Talcott Parsons is the 6th most popular sociologist, the 189th most popular biography from United States (up from 204th in 2019) and the most popular American Sociologist.

Talcott parsons is most famous for his work in the sociology of the family, which he began in the 1950s and continued until his death. Parsons was an influential sociologist who studied the ways in which social structures and social institutions affect society. He is best known for his work in the sociology of the family, which he began in the 1950s and continued until his death.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Talcott Parsons by language


Among SOCIOLOGISTS

Among sociologists, Talcott Parsons ranks 6 out of 54Before him are Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, Theodor W. Adorno, and Georg Simmel. After him are Robert K. Merton, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, and Karl Mannheim.

Most Popular Sociologists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Talcott Parsons ranks 11Before him are John Steinbeck, Carl Rogers, Leni Riefenstahl, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, and Paul Dirac. After him are Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, Georgy Malenkov, Nâzım Hikmet, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and William Wyler. Among people deceased in 1979, Talcott Parsons ranks 6Before him are Josef Mengele, Park Chung-hee, John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, and Herbert Marcuse. After him are Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Kocsis.

Others Born in 1902

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1979

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Talcott Parsons ranks 189 out of 15,968Before him are Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Edward Thorndike (1874). After him are Walt Whitman (1819), David Lynch (1946), Johnny Depp (1963), Edward Hopper (1882), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), and Quentin Tarantino (1963).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Talcott Parsons ranks 1After him are Robert K. Merton (1910), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), C. Wright Mills (1916), Daniel Bell (1919), Robert E. Park (1864), W. I. Thomas (1863), Harold Garfinkel (1917), Herbert Blumer (1900), David Riesman (1909), Edwin Sutherland (1883), and Seymour Martin Lipset (1922).