Victor Turner

1920 - 1983

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Victor Witter Turner (28 May 1920 – 18 December 1983) was a Scottish cultural anthropologist best known for his work on symbols, rituals, and rites of passage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Turner has received more than 264,905 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Victor Turner is the 19th most popular anthropologist, the 1,147th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,062nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Victor Turner ranks 19 out of 69Before him are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, A. L. Kroeber, Edward T. Hall, and Mary Douglas. After him are Mary Leakey, Richard Leakey, Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Wilhelm Schmidt, and Cheikh Anta Diop.

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Among people born in 1920, Victor Turner ranks 83Before him are Maurice Bucaille, Constanze Manziarly, Takashi Kano, Nobuyuki Kato, Franklin J. Schaffner, and Ovadia Yosef. After him are Henri Verneuil, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Henry Heimlich, Karl Albrecht, Vilém Flusser, and Chiara Lubich. Among people deceased in 1983, Victor Turner ranks 48Before him are Dolores del Río, Pridi Banomyong, Nicolaus von Below, Joan Robinson, Horst Schumann, and Germaine Tailleferre. After him are Shizo Kanakuri, Walther Nehring, William Walton, Norma Shearer, Igor Markevitch, and Ralph Richardson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Victor Turner ranks 1,147 out of 7,765Before him are Simon Pegg (1970), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Joseph Banks (1743), John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504), Adelard of Bath (1075), and Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861). After him are Annie Chapman (1841), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), James Black (1924), William Adelin (1103), and George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Victor Turner ranks 7Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), James George Frazer (1854), Jane Goodall (1934), Gregory Bateson (1904), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), and E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902). After him are Mary Leakey (1913), Edmund Leach (1910), Ashley Montagu (1905), Hugh Falconer (1808), and Alice Roberts (1973).