By samuel salmeron
Born in Germany in 1864, Max Weber was a precocious child. He went to university and became a professor, but suffered a mental breakdown in 1897 that left him unable to work for five years. In 1905 he published his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the spirit of Capitalism He returned to teaching in 1918 and died in 1920. He is considered the father of modern sociology.