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 903,301 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Zygmunt Bauman is the most popular political scientist, the 26th most popular biography from Poland (down from 21st 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, Harold Lasswell, Hans Morgenthau, Francis Fukuyama, Ralf Dahrendorf, Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, and Johan Galtung.

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Among people born in 1925, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 11Before him are Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Alija Izetbegović, Mikis Theodorakis, Tony Curtis, Carlos Castaneda, Lee Van Cleef, and Mahathir Mohamad. Among people deceased in 2017, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 7Before him are Charles Manson, Roger Moore, David Rockefeller, Helmut Kohl, Gene Cernan, and Chuck Berry. After him are Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, Jeanne Moreau, and Jalal Talabani.

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Among people born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 26 out of 1,231Before him are Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), and Marie Leszczyńska (1703). After him are Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Günther von Kluge (1882), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Kurt Lewin (1890), and Wisława Szymborska (1923).


Among political scientists born in Poland, Zygmunt Bauman ranks 1