Thomas Luckmann

1927 - 2016

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Thomas Luckmann (; October 14, 1927 – May 10, 2016) was an American-Austrian sociologist of German and Slovene origin who taught mainly in Germany. Born in Jesenice, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Luckmann studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck. He married Benita Petkevic in 1950. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Luckmann has received more than 128,869 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Thomas Luckmann is the 24th most popular sociologist (up from 29th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Slovenia (up from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Slovene Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Thomas Luckmann ranks 24 out of 79Before him are Pitirim Sorokin, Alain Touraine, Peter L. Berger, Paul Lazarsfeld, C. Wright Mills, and Robert Michels. After him are Daniel Bell, Ziya Gökalp, Saskia Sassen, Robert E. Park, Howard S. Becker, and Stuart Hall.

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Among people born in 1927, Thomas Luckmann ranks 64Before him are John Vane, Marvin Minsky, Phil Hill, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Lois Maxwell, and Romano Mussolini. After him are Hiroshi Yamauchi, Margot Honecker, Ibrahim Ferrer, Abdul Halim of Kedah, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, and Jacques Mayol. Among people deceased in 2016, Thomas Luckmann ranks 72Before him are Vesna Vulović, Sonia Rykiel, Marvin Minsky, Walter Kohn, Chyna, and Queen Anne of Romania. After him are Michel Butor, Keith Emerson, Margot Honecker, Tony Burton, Thomas Schelling, and Iolanda Balaș.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Thomas Luckmann ranks 17 out of 340Before him are Edvard Kardelj (1910), Franz Miklosich (1813), Janez Drnovšek (1950), Aleksander Čeferin (1967), Ivan Cankar (1876), and Melania Trump (1970). After him are Wilhelm von Tegetthoff (1827), Jernej Kopitar (1780), Hermann II, Count of Celje (1361), Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848), Arkan (1952), and Janez Janša (1958).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In Slovenia

Among sociologists born in Slovenia, Thomas Luckmann ranks 1