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Edward Burnett Tylor

1832 - 1917

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Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (2 October 1832 – 2 January 1917) was an English anthropologist, and professor of 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 855,690 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Edward Burnett Tylor is the 2nd most popular anthropologist (up from 3rd in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 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 2 out of 69Before him are Bronisław Malinowski. After him are James George Frazer, Lewis H. Morgan, Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Paul Broca, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, and Eugène Dubois.

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Among people born in 1832, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 8Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Wilhelm Wundt, Lewis Carroll, Nikolaus Otto, Maximilian I of Mexico, and Gustave Doré. After him are William Crookes, Louisa May Alcott, Ivan Shishkin, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, José Echegaray, and George, King of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1917, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 10Before him are Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, and Adolf von Baeyer. After him are Emil von Behring, Buffalo Bill, Emil Theodor Kocher, John William Waterhouse, Franz Brentano, and Scott Joplin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 238 out of 7,765Before him are Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Peter O'Toole (1932), Lemmy (1945), Roger Penrose (1931), and Harold Wilson (1916). After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Law (1671), Ken Loach (1936), Alexander Selkirk (1676), and Clement Attlee (1883).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Edward Burnett Tylor ranks 1After him are James George Frazer (1854), 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).