Werner Sombart

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Werner Sombart

A 1930 photograph of Sombart, by Nicola Perscheid
Born 19 January 1863(1863-01-19)
Harz, Germany
Died 18 May 1941(1941-05-18) (aged 78)
Berlin
Nationality Flag of Germany.svg German
Fields economics, sociology, history
Institutions

University of Breslau
Handelshochschule Berlin

Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität

Werner Sombart (January 19, 1863–May 18, 1941) was a German economist and sociologist and was an important social scientist to Europe during the early 20th century.

Life and work[change | edit source]

Sombart was born in Ermsleben, Harz. He was the son of Anton Ludwig Sombart, a rich liberal politician, industrialist. Werner studied at the universities in Pisa, Berlin, and Rome, learning both law and economics. In 1888, he received his Ph.D. from Berlin.