Adolf Bastian

1826 - 1905

Adolf Bastian

Adolf Philipp Wilhelm Bastian (26 June 1826 – 2 February 1905) was a 19th-century polymath best remembered for his contributions to the development of ethnography and the development of anthropology as a discipline. Modern psychology owes him a great debt, because of his theory of the Elementargedanke, which led to Carl Jung's development of the theory of archetypes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Bastian has received more than 81,688 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 108th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Adolf Bastian ranks 108 out of 169Before him are Henri Wallon, Harry Stack Sullivan, Otto Gross, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Muzafer Sherif, and Marie-Louise von Franz. After him are Oswald Külpe, Ovide Decroly, Auguste Forel, Hugo Münsterberg, R. D. Laing, and Aleksei N. Leontiev.

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Among people born in 1826, Adolf Bastian ranks 16Before him are Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Armand David, Alexander Afanasyev, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, and Karl von Piloty. After him are Cetshwayo kaMpande, George Johnstone Stoney, Henri Mouhot, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Stephen Foster. Among people deceased in 1905, Adolf Bastian ranks 25Before him are Constantin Meunier, Hudson Taylor, Alphonse Allais, Albert von Kölliker, Per Teodor Cleve, and Oswald Achenbach. After him are Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Ivan Sechenov, Marcel Schwob, Anton Ažbe, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, and Tippu Tip.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Bastian ranks 1,524 out of 3,763Before him are Matthias Erzberger (1875), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), Wilhelm Beer (1797), Flavia Julia Constantia (290), Kurt Gerron (1897), and Tobias Mayer (1723). After him are Adolf Hurwitz (1859), Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824), Hans Berger (1873), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), and Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Adolf Bastian ranks 16Before him are Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Kurt Koffka (1886), Karl Abraham (1877), Rudolf Arnheim (1904), and Marie-Louise von Franz (1915). After him are Ulric Neisser (1928).

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