Theodor W. Adorno

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Birthday
11, 1903
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 6, 1969 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1903
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 6, 1969 (65)

About

Known for his leadership in the Frankfurt School of critical theory of society. He was a sociologist, philosopher, and musicologist.

Before Fame

He studied psychology, philosophy, and sociology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

Trivia

He impacted the European New Left through his works Dialectic of Enlightenment from 1947, Minima Moralia from 1951, and Negative Dialectics from 1966.

Family Life

He grew up in a musical family and was able to play pieces by Beethoven as a child. He married Gretel Adorno in 1937. His name was Theodor Wiesengrund-Adorno until he got his U.S. citizenship.

Associated With

He followed the works of Karl Marx.