Werner Sombart

1863 - 1941

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Werner Sombart (; German: [ˈzɔmbaʁt]; 19 January 1863 – 18 May 1941) was a German economist and sociologist, the head of the "Youngest Historical School" and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first quarter of the 20th century. The term late capitalism is accredited to him. The concept of creative destruction associated with capitalism is also of his coinage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner Sombart has received more than 272,416 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Werner Sombart is the 38th most popular economist (up from 39th in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from Germany (down from 479th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Economist.

Werner Sombart is most famous for his book, "The Jews and Modern Capitalism."

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Among economists, Werner Sombart ranks 38 out of 315Before him are Carl Menger, Michael Porter, Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, and Elinor Ostrom. After him are Oliver E. Williamson, Bernard Mandeville, John Hicks, Gary Becker, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Graham.

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Among people born in 1863, Werner Sombart ranks 17Before him are Constantine P. Cavafy, David Lloyd George, Swami Vivekananda, Alexandre Yersin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Carlos I of Portugal. After him are Austen Chamberlain, Vladimir Vernadsky, Abdul Karim, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, and Wilhelm Marx. Among people deceased in 1941, Werner Sombart ranks 19Before him are Robert Delaunay, Maurice Leblanc, El Lissitzky, Paul Sabatier, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Ioannis Metaxas. After him are Ernst Udet, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Frederick Banting, Werner Mölders, Hans Spemann, and Edward Rydz-Śmigły.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Werner Sombart ranks 487 out of 5,289Before him are Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Ziegler (1898), Pope Victor II (1018), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), and Ludwig Tieck (1773). After him are Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Johann Bayer (1572), Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Werner Sombart ranks 4Before him are Karl Marx (1818), Friedrich List (1789), and Wassily Leontief (1906). After him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Gottfried Feder (1883), Eugen Dühring (1833), Adolph Wagner (1835), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Alfred Weber (1868), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), and Ernest Mandel (1923).