Weber, Max

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Weber, Max Gender: M
Maximilian Carl Emil Weber
born on 21 April 1864 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Erfurt, Germany, 50n58, 11e01
Timezone LMT m11e01 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°59' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°59 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°00'

Max Weber


German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist who profoundly influenced social theory, social research, and the discipline of sociology itself. He is best known for his thesis of the “Protestant ethic,” relating Protestantism to capitalism, and for his ideas on bureaucracy.

Weber’s great capacity for disciplined intellectual effort, together with his unquestionable brilliance, led to his meteoric professional advance. One year after his appointment at Berlin, he became a full professor in political economy at Freiburg, and the following year (1896) he attained that position at Heidelberg.

Weber’s intellectual breadth in the study of societies can hardly be overestimated; it surpassed that of his predecessors, mainly Karl Marx and Émile Durkheim.

After the First World War, Max Weber was among the founders of the liberal German Democratic Party. He also ran unsuccessfully for a seat in parliament and served as advisor to the committee that drafted the ill-fated democratic Weimar Constitution of 1919.

One marriage, no children.

Weber contracted the Spanish flu and died of pneumonia in Munich on 14 June 1920.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Bourdieu, Pierre (born 1 August 1930). Notes: influenced by him


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from Max Weber: Preuße, Denker, Muttersohn by Dirk Kaesler (C.H.Beck, 2014), pp. 39-40: "Maximilian Carl Emil 21.4.1864 abends 10 Uhr Geburt, ehelich; Vater: Dr. jur. Maximilian Weber, Stadtrath; Mutter: Julie Sara Helene geb. Fallenstein. Tag der Taufe: 19.Mai im elterl. Hause..."


  • Traits : Personality : Active
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure