Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) was a French sociologist. He is known for his contributions in sociology and anthropology. He is considered as one of the founding fathers of Sociology.
Durkheim was born in the eastern French province of Lorraine. He studied at École Normale Supérieure. He made contributions to subjects such as education, crime, religion, suicide, and many other topics related to sociology.