Marcuse, Herbert

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Marcuse, Herbert Gender: M
Herbert Hermann Marcuse
born on 19 July 1898 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°42' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 03°11 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°22'

Herbert Marcuse (in Newton, Massachusetts in 1955)
photo: Copyright holder: Marcuse family, represented by Harold Marcuse, license gfdl


German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. His best known works are Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964). His Marxist scholarship inspired many radical intellectuals and political activists in the 1960s and 1970s, both in the United States and internationally.

Marcuse studied at the universities of Berlin and then at Freiburg, where he received his PhD. He was a prominent figure in the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social Research – what later became known as the Frankfurt School. He was married to Sophie Wertheim (1924–1951), Inge Neumann (1955–1972), and Erica Sherover (1976–1979). In his written works, he criticized capitalism, modern technology, historical materialism and entertainment culture, arguing that they represent new forms of social control.

Between 1943 and 1950, Marcuse worked in U.S. Government service for the Office of Strategic Services (predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency) where he criticized the Ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the book Soviet Marxism: A Critical Analysis (1958). After his studies, in the 1960s and the 1970s he became known as the preeminent theorist of the New Left and the student movements of West Germany, France, and the United States; some consider him the "father of the New Left".

On 29 July 1979, ten days after his eighty-first birthday, Marcuse died after having suffered a stroke during a visit to Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Berlin City Archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Political Science
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction