Max Weber

By Dakota Kopecek

Background info

Karl Emil Maximilian Weber (1864-1920) was born in Erfurt and came from a family of merchants and textile industrialists, he sutdied mainly at the universities of Heidelberg and Berlin eventually writing a thesis on Roman law. Webber had a nervous breakdown at the sudden death of his father and was unable to continue teaching, he left teaching in 1903 and only returned in 1919 while still being unstable.

10 facts

1. He was asked to do research for Verein für Sozialpolitik

2. Took over editorial control of the Archiv für Sozialwissenschaften und Sozialpolitik.

3. National supporter of war

4. Co-founded Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie

5. Briefly taught in Vienna

6. He grew disillusioned with German politics during the war.

7. Joined the draft hours of the Weimar Constitution.

8. Maintained a close association with the liberal Evangelische-soziale Kongress.

9. He was raised in a prosperous family.

10. He died of pneumonia in Munich in 1920 at the age of 56.