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 471,424 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). James George Frazer is the 3rd most popular anthropologist (down from 2nd in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 211th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 69Before him are Bronisław Malinowski and Edward Burnett Tylor. After him are 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 1854, James George Frazer ranks 8Before him are Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Paul Ehrlich, and Karl Kautsky. After him are Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, Milan I of Serbia, and Georges Picquart. Among people deceased in 1941, James George Frazer ranks 10Before him are Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, and Maurice Leblanc. After him are Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, Frederick Banting, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, and Ioannis Metaxas.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James George Frazer ranks 245 out of 7,765Before 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). After him are David Gilmour (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), Timothy Dalton (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Randal Cremer (1828), and Arthur Evans (1851).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, James George Frazer ranks 2Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832). After him are 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).