Gregory Bateson

1904 - 1980

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Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician, and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory Bateson has received more than 959,055 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gregory Bateson is the 11th most popular anthropologist (up from 12th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 471st in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Anthropologist.

Gregory Bateson is most famous for his work in anthropology, cybernetics, and psychology. He was a founding member of the Palo Alto Mental Research Institute.

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Over the past year Gregory Bateson has had the most page views in the with 103,801 views, followed by Italian (26,136), and Spanish (21,913). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Vietnamese (139.09%), Basque (80.89%), and Egyptian Arabic (53.68%)


Among anthropologists, Gregory Bateson ranks 11 out of 93Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor, Lewis H. Morgan, Paul Broca, Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, and Ruth Benedict. After him are Clifford Geertz, Knud Rasmussen, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Eugène Dubois, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Edward T. Hall.

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Among people born in 1904, Gregory Bateson ranks 33Before him are Luis Carrero Blanco, Witold Gombrowicz, John Hicks, Werner Forssmann, Antonín Novotný, and Dmitry Kabalevsky. After him are Ernst Mayr, Hans Morgenthau, Wendell Meredith Stanley, George F. Kennan, Alejo Carpentier, and Lucile Randon. Among people deceased in 1980, Gregory Bateson ranks 33Before him are Milton H. Erickson, John Bonham, Fritz Strassmann, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, and Óscar Romero. After him are Hans Morgenthau, Alejo Carpentier, William Howard Stein, Bill Evans, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, and Willard Libby.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gregory Bateson ranks 540 out of 8,785Before him are Henry Every (1659), James Hutton (1726), Henry, Duke of Cornwall (1511), Donald Pleasence (1919), Graham Hill (1929), and Oliver Sacks (1933). After him are Roger Glover (1945), Gustav Holst (1874), Stanley Rous (1895), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Thomas Bayes (1702), and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Gregory Bateson ranks 4Before him are James George Frazer (1854), Jane Goodall (1934), and Edward Burnett Tylor (1832). After him are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Mary Leakey (1913), Victor Turner (1920), Edmund Leach (1910), Jack Goody (1919), Ashley Montagu (1905), and Marilyn Strathern (1941).