Ulrich Beck

1944 - 2015

Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck (15 May 1944 – 1 January 2015) was a well known German sociologist, and one of the most cited social scientists in the world during his lifetime. His work focused on questions of uncontrollability, ignorance and uncertainty in the modern age, and he coined the terms "risk society" and "second modernity" or "reflexive modernization". He also tried to overturn national perspectives that predominated in sociological investigations with a cosmopolitanism that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the modern world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulrich Beck has received more than 237,567 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Ulrich Beck ranks 15 out of 47Before him are Robert K. Merton, Norbert Elias, Niklas Luhmann, Marcel Mauss, Karl Mannheim, and Gabriel Tarde. After him are Immanuel Wallerstein, Pitirim Sorokin, Manuel Castells, C. Wright Mills, Peter L. Berger, and Alain Touraine.

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Among people born in 1944, Ulrich Beck ranks 23Before him are Carlos Alberto Torres, Rem Koolhaas, Danny Trejo, Ronnie Peterson, Robert Kardashian, and Ibrahim Rugova. After him are Jairzinho, Sali Berisha, Sebastião Salgado, Jacqueline Bisset, Alan Parker, and Angela Davis. Among people deceased in 2015, Ulrich Beck ranks 26Before him are Nicholas Winton, Leonard Nimoy, Richard von Weizsäcker, Otto Carius, Oliver Sacks, and Maya Plisetskaya. After him are Manoel de Oliveira, Laura Antonelli, James Last, Yaşar Kemal, Eduardo Galeano, and Douglass North.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Ulrich Beck ranks 118 out of 930Before him are Antoni Grabowski (1857), Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Karl Hanke (1903), and Mieszko I of Poland (940). After him are Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Stefan Banach (1892), Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), and Osip Mandelstam (1891).


Among sociologists born in Poland, Ulrich Beck ranks 2Before him are Norbert Elias (1897). After him are Ludwig Gumplowicz (1838).

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