Edward Burnett Tylor

1832 - 1917

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Sir Edward Burnett Tylor FRAI (2 October 1832 – 2 January 1917) was an English anthropologist, the founder of cultural anthropology.Tylor's ideas typify 19th-century cultural evolutionism. In his works Primitive Culture (1871) and Anthropology (1881), he defined the context of the scientific study of anthropology, based on the evolutionary theories of Charles Lyell. He believed that there was a functional basis for the development of society and religion, which he determined was universal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Burnett Tylor has received more than 644,305 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Edward Burnett Tylor is the 3rd most popular anthropologist (up from 4th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 270th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Anthropologist.

Edward Burnet Tylor is most famous for his theory of animism, which is the belief that all objects and animals have souls.

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Among anthropologists, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 3 out of 69Before him are Bronisław Malinowski and James George Frazer. After him are Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, Jane Goodall, Clifford Geertz, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Paul Broca, Gregory Bateson, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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Among people born in 1832, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 9Before him are Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. After him are William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Ivan Shishkin, José Echegaray, and George, King of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1917, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 10Before him are Mata Hari, Octave Mirbeau, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Buffalo Bill, and Eduard Buchner. After him are Adolf von Baeyer, Franz Brentano, Emil von Behring, John William Waterhouse, Scott Joplin, and Emil Theodor Kocher.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 233 out of 6,924Before him are Julie Andrews (1935), John Law (1671), Mordred (null), Francis Galton (1822), Andrew Carnegie (1835), and Alexander Selkirk (1676). After him are Arthur Henderson (1863), Charlotte Rampling (1946), David Gilmour (1946), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Peter Ustinov (1921), and Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 2Before him are James George Frazer (1854). After him are Jane Goodall (1934), Gregory Bateson (1904), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Victor Turner (1920), Mary Leakey (1913), Edmund Leach (1910), Ashley Montagu (1905), Hugh Falconer (1808), and Alice Roberts (1973).