Famed psychologist Abraham Maslow was born on April 1, 1908, Brooklyn, New York. A practitioner of humanistic psychology, he is known for his theory of “self-actualization.” In the books Motivation and Personality

and Toward a Psychology of Being, Maslow argued that each person has a hierarchy of needs that must be satisfied. He died in Menlo Park, California, on June 8, 1970.


  • Name: Abraham Harold Maslow
  • Birth Year: 1908
  • Birth date: April 1, 1908
  • Birth State: New York
  • Birth City: Brooklyn
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: U.S. Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a practitioner of humanistic psychology. He is known for his theory of “self-actualization.”
  • Industries
    • Science and Medicine
    • Education and Academia
  • Astrological Sign: Aries
  • Schools
    • University of Wisconsin
    • Columbia University
  • Death Year: 1970
  • Death date: June 8, 1970
  • Death State: California
  • Death City: Menlo Park
  • Death Country: United States

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness.If you see something that doesn’t look right,contact us!


  • Article Title: Abraham Maslow Biography
  • Author: Biography.com Editors
  • Website Name: The Biography.com website
  • Url: https://www.biography.com/scientists/abraham-maslow
  • Access Date:
  • Publisher: A&E; Television Networks
  • Last Updated: May 17, 2021
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014