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Edward Louis Bernays

Also Known As: "Ed", "Eddie", "the father of public relations"
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Eli Bernays and Anna Bernays
Husband of Doris E. Bernays
Father of <private> Held (Bernays) and <private> Kaplan (Bernays)
Brother of Judith Heller; Leah (Lucy) Lea Weiner; Hella Bernays and Martha Randolf

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Edward Bernays



Place of death at wikipedia.de is not correct!

Edward Bernays Obituary in NY Times

United States Social Security Death Index

Vorname: Edward Zweiter Vorname: L Nachname: Bernays Geburtsdatum: 22 November 1891 Sozialversicherungsnummer: 080-28-2184 Staat: New York Letzter Wohnort: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Postleitzahl des früheren Aufenthalts: 02138 Ereignisdatum: 9 March 1995 Alter: 104

Source: "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKLK-6PG : accessed 05 Feb 2014), Edward L Bernays, 9 March 1995; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Edward starb in hohen Alter von 104 Jahre und im Alter von 100 Jahren hat ihn noch seine Haushälterin wegen sexueller Belästigung verklagt. Lucky man!



Edward Louis Bernays (November 22, 1891 – March 9, 1995) was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations". He combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud.

He felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the 'herd instinct' that Trotter had described. Adam Curtis's award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC, The Century of the Self, pinpoints Bernays as the originator of modern public relations, and Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.

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November 22, 1891
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
March 9, 1995
Age 103
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States