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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 919,550 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gregory Bateson is the 11th most popular anthropologist, the 471st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 470th 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 Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Paul Broca, and Clifford Geertz. After him are Eugène Dubois, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, A. L. Kroeber, and Edward T. Hall.

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Among people born in 1904, Gregory Bateson ranks 28Before him are Glenn Miller, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Hans Albert Einstein, Werner Forssmann, John Hicks, and Luis Carrero Blanco. After him are Harry Martinson, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Witold Gombrowicz, Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, and Willem de Kooning. Among people deceased in 1980, Gregory Bateson ranks 31Before him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Bill Evans, and Marcelo Caetano. After him are Óscar Romero, John Bonham, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Hans Morgenthau, Willard Libby, and Alexander Oparin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gregory Bateson ranks 471 out of 7,765Before him are Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), Samuel Butler (1835), Samuel Johnson (1709), William Laud (1573), and William Adams (1564). After him are Gustav Holst (1874), John Donne (1572), William Godwin (1756), Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), Edmund Ironside (993), and John Cleese (1939).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

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