Lepsius, M. Rainer

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Lepsius, M. Rainer Gender: M
Mario Rainer Lepsius
born on 8 May 1928 at 18:05 (= 6:05 PM )
Place Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 22s53, 43w0613
Timezone BZT h3w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°00' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°58 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°43'

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M. Rainer Lepsius (2006)
photo: Alexander Lucas, license gfdl


German sociologist considered one of the leading western researchers and theoreticians of contemporary society. Like most sociologists of the postwar generation, he started out as an "industry sociologist": like all the better known sociologists of that generation, he was a member of the "Export Committee for Industry Sociology" at the German Sociological Association ("Fachausschuss für Industriesoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie").

A particular interest was in the work of Max Weber: he was prominent among the co-compilers of the (eventually) 47 volume edition of the Max-Weber-Gesamtausgabe (Complete Works of Max Weber). His research work also embraced both historical and contemporary social structure analyses. He also worked extensively on political sociology and on the European Union. Lepsius powerfully influenced the political culture through his work on the social environment.

M. Rainer Lepsius died on 2 October 2014, aged 86, in Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Weber, Max (born 21 April 1864)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (His son Oliver Lepsius)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction