Victor Turner

1920 - 1983

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Victor Witter Turner (28 May 1920 – 18 December 1983) was a British 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 220,762 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Victor Turner is the 19th most popular anthropologist, the 1,063rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,084th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Victor Turner ranks 19 out of 69Before him are A. L. Kroeber, Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, and Mary Douglas. After him are Raymond Dart, Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, and Marc Augé.

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Among people born in 1920, Victor Turner ranks 84Before him are Jack Elam, Gene Tierney, Edmond H. Fischer, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Takashi Kano, and Henry Heimlich. After him are César Rodríguez Álvarez, Saul Bass, Georg Ots, Albert Memmi, Nobuyuki Kato, and Mehdi Ben Barka. Among people deceased in 1983, Victor Turner ranks 45Before him are Dolores del Río, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Kurt Tank, Pridi Banomyong, Nicolaus von Below, and Germaine Tailleferre. After him are Horst Schumann, Georges Bidault, Joan Robinson, William Walton, Walther Nehring, and Roy Sullivan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Victor Turner ranks 1,063 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Graham (1805), Van Morrison (1945), John E. Walker (1941), Adelard of Bath (1075), James Lind (1716), and Robert Stirling (1790). After him are Denis Thatcher (1915), Andy Serkis (1964), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Brian Clough (1935), James Murray (1837), and Charles Bell (1774).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Victor Turner ranks 7Before him are James George Frazer (1854), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), 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).