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Zygmunt Bauman

1925 - 2017

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Zygmunt Bauman (; 19 November 1925 – 9 January 2017) was a Polish 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 1,083,842 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Zygmunt Bauman is the most popular political scientist, the 24th most popular biography from Poland (up from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Political Scientist.

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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Among political scientists, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 1 out of 29After him are Samuel P. Huntington, Étienne de La Boétie, Francis Fukuyama, Harold Lasswell, Georg Jellinek, Hans Morgenthau, Christian Lous Lange, Benedict Anderson, Ralf Dahrendorf, Robert A. Dahl, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1925, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 11Before him are Yukio Mishima, Mikis Theodorakis, Paul Newman, Albert Bandura, Gilles Deleuze, and Patrice Lumumba. After him are Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, Robert F. Kennedy, Tony Curtis, Lee Van Cleef, and B.B. King. Among people deceased in 2017, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 5Before him are Charles Manson, Helmut Kohl, Roger Moore, and Stanislav Petrov. After him are Michael I of Romania, Gene Cernan, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, and Raymond Kopa.

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Among people born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 24 out of 1,454Before him are Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), and Władysław Szpilman (1911). After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), and Maximilian Kolbe (1894).


Among political scientists born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 1