By: Jill Gardner
Max Webber was born on April 21st 1864 in Erfurt Prussia or what is now Germany. He was the oldest son and his father was a liberal politician and joined the Prussian House of Deputies. Weber went to school at the University of Heidelberg in 1882 and he went into the military at Strassburg. After the military he finished his studies at the University of Berlin. He got married in 1893.
In his mid 20's he was an apprentice for a lawyer and a university assistant. He could not afford to live on his own until 1893. Then he was a temporary philosophy of law teacher. He became a full professor in political economy. He also wrote important essays on the German stock exchange and the social decline of of Latin antiquity.
The Frieburg Address
A high point in his career was his inaugural address at Freiburg. He pulled together five years of study on the agrarian problems of Germany into a devastating change of the ruling Junker aristocracy. However the liberal parties didn't want to challenge and replace the Junkies. The Freiburg Address advanced the ideology of liberal imperialism. Also he wanted to understand individuals and attach them too their action.