Born on December 7, 1928, Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist who is described as “the father of modern linguistics”. He is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona. Read the article below for more information.

Noam Chomsky

Before Fame: He attended University of Pennsylvania.

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Noam Chomsky Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born to middle-class Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, he is described as “the father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.

Noam Chomsky Affair/Married

He was married to Carol Doris Schatz (1949-2008: her death). They had three children. In 2014, he married Valeria Wasserman. For more information, contact him on twitter.

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Personal Information

  • Full Name: Avram Noam Chomsky
  • Nicknames: Noam
  • Birthday: December 7, 1928
  • Age: 88 years old
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania
  • Profession: Linguist, Philosopher, Historian, Social critic, political activist, cognitive scientist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion:  Jewish
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Spouse/Wife: Carol Doris Schatz (1949–2008; her death) Valeria Wasserman (2014–present)
  • Children: 3
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: 5 feet 6½” (1.69 m)
  • Weight: Not Available
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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He has written a number of books highly critical of the military-industrial complex and political corruption.
  • He caused a major controversy when an article he’d written in defense of free speech was used as a preface for a book by Robert Faurisson, a French professor whose works have focused on his belief that the Holocaust was a hoax.
  • His 1957 work “Syntactic Structures” revolutionized the field of linguistics, fundamentally changing the current understanding of language and mind.
  • At the age of ten, he wrote his first political article on the fight against fascism in Spain.

Memorable Quotes:

For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of “brainwashing under freedom” to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.