Famous British Sociologists

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 1 Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall.
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: February 10, 2014

 2 Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman.
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: November 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: January 9, 2017
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 3 Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens.
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England

 4 Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson.
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grantchester
Died: June 11, 1980

 5 Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau.
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Famous As: Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian, Translator, Writer, Sociologist, Essayist, Feminist
Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norwich
Died: June 27, 1876

Regarded by many as the first female sociologist, Harriet Martineau was a prominent 19th-century social theorist, classical economist, and intellectual who penned the iconic work The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte. She was partially deaf and had lost her sense of taste and smell in childhood.

 6 Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot
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Famous As: Journalist, Economist, Political scientist, Writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Somerset
Died: March 24, 1877

Born to Stuckey's Bank MD Walter Bagehot was initially part of his father’s shipping and banking business. He later became the editor-in-chief of The Economist and married the publication’s founder James Wilson’s daughter. He penned path-breaking works such as Lombard Street and The English Constitution and co-established National Review.

 7 Ralf Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: May 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: June 17, 2009
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 8 Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: January 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: October 24, 1955

 9 E. E. Evans-Pritchard

E. E. Evans-Pritchard
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Died: September 11, 1973

 10 Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: June 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 1, 1990

 11 Karl Mannheim

Karl Mannheim
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Famous As: Sociologist, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: March 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: January 9, 1947

 12 Victor Turner

Victor Turner
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Sociologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: December 18, 1983

 13 Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington

Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: August 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: January 14, 2002

 14 Richard Hoggart

Richard Hoggart
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Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: April 10, 2014

 15 Jack Goody

Jack Goody
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Famous As: Anthropologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: July 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith
Died: July 16, 2015

 16 Leonard Hobhouse

Leonard Hobhouse
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: September 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Ives, England
Died: June 21, 1929

 17 Robert Morrison MacIver

Robert Morrison MacIver
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: April 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stornoway, Scotland
Died: June 15, 1970

 18 Alexander Carr-Saunders

Alexander Carr-Saunders
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Famous As: British educator
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: October 6, 1966

 19 Beatrice Webb

Beatrice Webb
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Died: April 30, 1943

Sociologist Beatrice Webb is best remembered for coining the term collective bargaining. Along with her husband, Sidney Webb, whom she met at the Fabian Society, and others, Beatrice co-founded the London School of Economics. In spite of her lack of formal education, she was a prominent educator and an avid diarist.

 20 Thomas Humphrey Marshall

Thomas Humphrey Marshall
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: December 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 29, 1981

 21 Peter Willmott

Peter Willmott
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: April 8, 2000