Theodor W. Adorno

1903 - 1969

Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno (; German: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ʔaˈdɔɐ̯no]; born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist, musicologist, and composer known for his critical theory of society. He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse, for whom the works of Freud, Marx, and Hegel were essential to a critique of modern society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor W. Adorno has received more than 1,347,498 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Theodor W. Adorno ranks 4 out of 47Before him are Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Pierre Bourdieu. After him are Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Robert K. Merton, Norbert Elias, Niklas Luhmann, and Marcel Mauss.

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Among people born in 1903, Theodor W. Adorno ranks 4Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, and Konrad Lorenz. After him are Georges Simenon, Aram Khachaturian, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, and C. F. Powell. Among people deceased in 1969, Theodor W. Adorno ranks 4Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Walter Gropius, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Sharon Tate, Otto Stern, Judy Garland, Jack Kerouac, and Rocky Marciano.

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Among people born in Germany, Theodor W. Adorno ranks 101 out of 3,763Before him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Leopold Mozart (1719), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Baron Munchausen (1720), Nikolaus Otto (1832), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845). After him are Heinrich Böll (1917), Erich Honecker (1912), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Pope Joan (null), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).


Among sociologists born in Germany, Theodor W. Adorno ranks 2Before him are Max Weber (1864). After him are Georg Simmel (1858), Niklas Luhmann (1927), Robert Michels (1876), Amitai Etzioni (1929), Andre Gunder Frank (1929), and Juan José Linz (1926).

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