Georges Gurvitch
#1487 Overall Influence

Georges Gurvitch

French sociologist

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Georges Gurvitch was a Russian-born French sociologist and jurist. One of the leading sociologists of his times, he was a specialist of the sociology of knowledge. In 1944 he founded the journal Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie. He held a chair in sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris. An outspoken advocate of Algerian decolonization, Gurvitch and his wife were the victim of terrorist attack by the far-right nationalist group, L’O.A.S on June 22, 1962. Their apartment was destroyed by a bomb, and they took refuge for a time at the house of painter Marc Chagall.

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Saint Petersburg State University

Russian federal state-owned higher education institution

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#44 World Rank
Sociology
#49 World Rank
Law