Jane Goodall

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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. Seen as the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, where she witnessed human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees, including armed conflict. In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Goodall has received more than 8,855,291 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Jane Goodall is the 6th most popular anthropologist (down from 3rd in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 247th 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 6 out of 69Before her are Bronisław Malinowski, James George Frazer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Margaret Mead, and Franz Boas. After her are Clifford Geertz, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Paul Broca, Gregory Bateson, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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Among people born in 1934, Jane Goodall ranks 19Before her are Shirley MacLaine, Daniel Kahneman, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexei Leonov, and Manuel Noriega. After her are Sydney Pollack, Paul Ekman, Vavá, Stjepan Mesić, Richard Chamberlain, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jane Goodall ranks 299 out of 6,924Before her are Mary of Teck (1867), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Thomas Andrews (1873), Calico Jack (1682), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), and Oswald Mosley (1896). After her are Richard Trevithick (1771), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Syd Barrett (1946), Joseph Merrick (1862), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), and G. H. Hardy (1877).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

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