Author

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, Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
student of: Karl Mannheim

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