Emile Durkheim

By: Madison Diffenderfer


(1858-1917) Emile Durkheim was a very educated founder of modern sociology.

10 Facts

  1. Developed the concept of anomie (1897 publication Suicide)
  2. Turned away from his religious faith (Catholicism) and became agnostic
  3. Had two kids
  4. Son died in war (1915)
  5. Emile never recovered from his son's death which led to him dying of a stroke (1917)
  6. His grandfather and father were rabbis
  7. Founded the first European Department of Sociology (1895)
  8. One of the first originators of sociology
  9. Was a Jew and a socialist
  10. Was very interested in education