Werner Sombart

German economist, sociologist, historian

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.

Werner Sombart
Nicola Perscheid - Werner Sombart vor 1930.jpg
A 1930 photograph of Sombart, by Nicola Perscheid
Born(1863-01-19)19 January 1863
Died18 May 1941(1941-05-18) (aged 78)
NationalityFlag of Germany.svg German
Scientific career
Fieldseconomics, sociology, history
InstitutionsUniversity of Breslau
Handelshochschule Berlin
Frederick William University

Life and workEdit

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.