Edward Burnett Tylor

1832 - 1917

Edward Burnett Tylor

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (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 503,006 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 4 out of 64Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, James George Frazer, and Jane Goodall. After him are Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, Paul Broca, and Eugène Dubois.

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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, José Echegaray, Ivan Shishkin, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Osman Nuri Pasha, and George, King of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1917, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 11Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, Octave Mirbeau, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, and Buffalo Bill. After him are Franz Brentano, Emil von Behring, John William Waterhouse, Scott Joplin, Emil Theodor Kocher, and Dragutin Dimitrijević.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 270 out of 5,347Before him are Christopher Marlowe (1564), Rod Stewart (1945), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Calico Jack (1682), G. K. Chesterton (1874), and William Hogarth (1697). After him are Lady Jane Grey (1537), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), John Herschel (1792), Henrietta of England (1644), Arthur Evans (1851), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 3Before him are James George Frazer (1854) and Jane Goodall (1934). After him are 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 David Graeber (1961).

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