James George Frazer

1854 - 1941

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Sir James George Frazer (; 1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941) was a Scottish social anthropologist and folklorist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James George Frazer has received more than 593,134 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. James George Frazer is the 3rd most popular anthropologist (up from 4th in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 245th in 2019) and the most popular British Anthropologist.

James George Frazer was a Scottish anthropologist and folklorist. He is most famous for his work The Golden Bough, a study of comparative religion and magic.

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Among anthropologists, James George Frazer ranks 3 out of 93Before him are Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Bronisław Malinowski. After him are Jane Goodall, Edward Burnett Tylor, Lewis H. Morgan, Paul Broca, Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Gregory Bateson, and Clifford Geertz.

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Among people born in 1854, James George Frazer ranks 10Before him are Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Emil von Behring, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, and Henri La Fontaine. After him are Paul Sabatier, Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, George Eastman, Albert Edelfelt, and Johannes Rydberg. Among people deceased in 1941, James George Frazer ranks 14Before him are Maurice Leblanc, Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay. After him are Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Ioannis Metaxas, Hans Spemann, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Frederick Banting.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James George Frazer ranks 265 out of 8,785Before him are Olivia Newton-John (1948), Richard Trevithick (1771), Alec Guinness (1914), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Chapman (1941), and Anthony Giddens (1938). After him are Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Liz Truss (1975), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and Frank Whittle (1907).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, James George Frazer ranks 1After him are Jane Goodall (1934), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), Gregory Bateson (1904), 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).