Zygmunt Bauman

1925 - 2017

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Zygmunt Bauman (; 19 November 1925 – 9 January 2017) was a Polish-born sociologist and philosopher. He was driven out of the Polish People's Republic during the 1968 Polish political crisis and forced to give up his Polish citizenship. He emigrated to Israel; three years later he moved to the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zygmunt Bauman has received more than 1,214,944 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Zygmunt Bauman is the 134th most popular philosopher (down from 119th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Poland (down from 24th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Philosopher.

Zygmunt Bauman is a sociologist and philosopher who is most famous for his work in the areas of postmodernity, globalization, consumerism, and liquid modernity.

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Over the past year Zygmunt Bauman has had the most page views in the with 133,060 views, followed by English (109,177), and Portuguese (97,388). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (443.13%), Latin (62.59%), and Simple English (61.89%)


Among philosophers, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 134 out of 1,267Before him are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Ernst Cassirer, Marsilio Ficino, Friedrich Fröbel, Swami Vivekananda, and Isocrates. After him are Baron d'Holbach, Oswald Spengler, Duns Scotus, Martin Buber, Wilhelm Dilthey, and Giambattista Vico.

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Among people born in 1925, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 11Before him are Yukio Mishima, Patrice Lumumba, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, and Giorgio Napolitano. After him are Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, Audie Murphy, Mikis Theodorakis, Lee Van Cleef, and Carlos Castaneda. Among people deceased in 2017, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 7Before him are Charles Manson, Helmut Kohl, Michael I of Romania, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, and Gene Cernan. After him are Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, Raymond Kopa, and Chuck Berry.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 31 out of 1,694Before him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Ernst Cassirer (1874), and Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846). After him are Yitzhak Shamir (1915), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Günther von Kluge (1882), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), and Maximilian Kolbe (1894).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 4Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Ernst Cassirer (1874). After him are Christian Wolff (1679), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Jakob Böhme (1575), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Günther Anders (1902), Paul Tillich (1886), and Heinrich Rickert (1863).