Norbert Elias

German sociologist

1897   -   1990

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, Germany
educated at: Heidelberg University, University of Wrocław, University of Freiburg
occupation: writer, sociologist, university teacher, philosopher, musicologist
award received: Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor W. Adorno Award
student of: Karl Mannheim

Norbert Elias (German: [eˈliːas]; 22 June 1897 – 1 August 1990) was a German sociologist of Jewish descent, who later became a British citizen. He is especially famous for his theory of civilizing/decivilizing processes.
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