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Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber

Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber (21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist whose ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social research. Max Weber, in his sociological and philosophical work, identified and distinguished three types of legitimate domination, that have sometimes been rendered in English translation as types of authority- Rational-legal authority, Traditional authority and Charismatic authority.