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 758,511 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Gregory Bateson is the 11th most popular anthropologist (down from 10th in 2019), the 470th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 446th 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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Among anthropologists, Gregory Bateson ranks 11 out of 69Before him are Franz Boas, Jane Goodall, Clifford Geertz, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, and Paul Broca. After him are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, A. L. Kroeber, Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Knud Rasmussen.

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Among people born in 1904, Gregory Bateson ranks 23Before him are Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, René Lacoste, Harry Martinson, John Hicks, and Wendell Meredith Stanley. After him are Hans Albert Einstein, Joan Crawford, Glenn Miller, Odilo Globočnik, Hans Morgenthau, and Ernst Mayr. Among people deceased in 1980, Gregory Bateson ranks 29Before him are Milton H. Erickson, Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. After him are John Bonham, Hans Morgenthau, Hans Asperger, Bill Evans, Seretse Khama, and Marcelo Caetano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gregory Bateson ranks 470 out of 6,924Before him are John Hicks (1904), Christian de Duve (1917), Sam Neill (1947), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Richard Arkwright (1732), and Thomas Cromwell (1485). After him are Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Stanley Matthews (1915), William Baffin (1584), Harthacnut (1018), Gustav Holst (1874), and Emma Thompson (1959).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Gregory Bateson ranks 4Before him are James George Frazer (1854), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), and Jane Goodall (1934). After him are 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).