David Émile Durkheim

Born: Apr 15, 1858 AD
Died: 1917 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Sociologist

1858 - Born in Épinal, Lorraine on the 15th of April.


1882-1885 - Durkheim taught philosophy in several provincial lycées.


1886 - Took a leave of absence allowed him to study under the psychologist Wilhelm Wundt in Germany.


1887 - He was named lecturer in education and sociology at the University of Bordeaux.


1893 - The Division of Labor in Society.


1896 - He was raised to a professorship in the first professorship of sociology in France.


1897 - Suicide.


1902 - He was named to a professorship in sociology and education at the Sorbonne.


1915 - His Elementary Forms of the Religious Life is an anthropological study centring largely on totemism of the origins and functions of religion.


       - He wrote influential works on sociological method.


1917- Durkheim died in Paris on the 15th of November.




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