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Jane Goodall

1934 - Today

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Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, after 60 years studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Goodall first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, where she witnessed human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees, including armed conflict.She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Goodall has received more than 10,131,965 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Jane Goodall is the 5th most popular anthropologist (up from 6th in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 299th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Anthropologist.

Jane Goodall is most famous for her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees in Tanzania. She is also an author, lecturer, and animal rights activist.

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Among anthropologists, Jane Goodall ranks 5 out of 69Before her are Bronisław Malinowski, Edward Burnett Tylor, James George Frazer, and Lewis H. Morgan. After her are Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Paul Broca, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, and Eugène Dubois.

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Among people born in 1934, Jane Goodall ranks 17Before her are Gene Cernan, Leonid Kravchuk, Nana Mouskouri, Daniel Kahneman, Shirley MacLaine, and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. After her are Paul Ekman, Sydney Pollack, Vavá, Ulrike Meinhof, Empress Michiko, and Alexei Leonov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jane Goodall ranks 274 out of 7,765Before her are Jeremy Irons (1948), George Everest (1790), Mary of Teck (1867), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Nicholas Winton (1909), and John Keats (1795). After her are Benjamin Britten (1913), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Peter Higgs (1929), Alec Guinness (1914), Daniel Craig (1968), and Mordred (null).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Jane Goodall ranks 3Before her are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832) and James George Frazer (1854). After her are 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).

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