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List of famous sociologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sociologists in the world? This includes the most prominent sociologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sociologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sociologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sociologists.

Examples of famous people of sociology on this list: Michel Foucault, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known sociologists to the lesser known sociologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sociologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sociologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous sociologists?" then you're in the right place. 
Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1818-1883)

Birthplace: Trier, Germany

Profession: Sociologist, Politician, Historian, Economist, Writer, + more

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Michel Foucault is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic. His theories addressed the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1926-1984)

Birthplace: Poitiers, France

Profession: Sociologist, Writer, Philosopher

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Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Sociologist, Author, Physician, Social activist

Credits: Shoes

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1868-1963)

Birthplace: Berkshire County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts, + more

Profession: Editor, Journalist, Historian, Professor, Writer, + more

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#93 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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