- Name: Michael Novak
- Born: 09/09/1933
- Died: 02/17/2017 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Professor, Catholic University of America
- Known for: Philosopher, diplomat, author
Michael Novak (September 9, 1933 – February 17, 2017) was an American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat. The author of more than forty books on the philosophy and theology of culture, Novak is most widely known for his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982). In 1993 Novak was honored with an honorary doctorate degree at Universidad Francisco Marroquín due to his commitment to the idea of liberty. In 1994 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, which included a million-dollar purse awarded at Buckingham Palace. He wrote books and articles focused on capitalism, religion, and the politics of democratization.
Birth Place: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Death Place: Washington, D.C.