James George Frazer

1854 - 1941

James George Frazer

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. His most famous work, The Golden Bough (1890), documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James George Frazer has received more than 341,181 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, James George Frazer ranks 2 out of 64Before him are Bronisław Malinowski. After him are Jane Goodall, Edward Burnett Tylor, Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, Paul Broca, and Eugène Dubois.

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Among people born in 1854, James George Frazer ranks 6Before him are Oscar Wilde, Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, and Leoš Janáček. After him are Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, Paul Sabatier, Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, and George Eastman. Among people deceased in 1941, James George Frazer ranks 11Before him are Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Walther Nernst, and Emanuel Lasker. After him are Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Maurice Leblanc, and Ioannis Metaxas.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James George Frazer ranks 228 out of 5,347Before him are Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), Anna Wintour (1949), and Francis Galton (1822). After him are Bede (672), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Ben Kingsley (1943), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Anne Brontë (1820).

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), Victor Turner (1920), Mary Leakey (1913), Edmund Leach (1910), Ashley Montagu (1905), Hugh Falconer (1808), and David Graeber (1961).

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