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Ralph Miliband
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Miliband in 1958
Adolphe Miliband

(1924-01-07)7 January 1924
Brussels, Belgium
Died 21 May 1994(1994-05-21) (aged 70)
London, England
  • Polish (until 1948)
  • British (from 1948)
Political party Labour
Marion Kozak (m. 1961)
Alma mater London School of Economics
Scientific career
Thesis Popular Thought in the French Revolution, 1789–1794 (1957)
Doctoral advisor Harold Laski
Notable students
  • Chris Harman
  • Leo Panitch
  • Allan Segal
Influences C. Wright Mills
Military career
Service Royal Navy
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank Chief petty officer

Ralph Miliband (born Adolphe Miliband; 7 January 1924 – 21 May 1994) was a Polish-British Marxist sociologist.

Miliband was born in Brussels, Belgium to working class Polish Jewish immigrants. He was a Polish citizen from 1924-1948. He was a British citizen from 1948 until his death.

Personal life

Ralph was married to Marion Kozak from September 1961 until his death. The couple's sons are David Miliband and Ed Miliband.

Miliband had heart disease. He had coronary artery bypasss surgery in 1991. He died of a heart attack in London. He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

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