Ethnologists

Ethnologists are involved in the analysis, examination and the study of different human cultures that exist in the society; they examine and scrutinize social structures, language, religion and technology. Ethnology is a branch in the field of anthropology that deals with the analysis and the study of the origin, distribution and characteristics of the human race. Ethnologists study human beings on the basis of their race and other characteristics and do a comparative and analytical study of cultures. Ethnologist may be involved in tedious research and they will analyze humans based on the data they have collected and then compiled. Ethnologist may also be involved in the study of animals. The term ethology originated around 1783, when historian and ethnologist Adam Franz Kollár used the term in one of his publications. By the 19th and 20th century, many scientists began to explore the behavioral patterns of selected species. The Ethnologists are thus involved in the study of behavior in their natural habitats and assess behavioral patterns based on cause, development, evolution and function. To get to know more facts about some of the most famous ethnologist, continue to read some of their detailed biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Rudolf Virchow

Rudolf Virchow
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Famous As: Doctor, Anthropologist
Birthdate: October 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: September 5, 1902

 2 Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
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 3 Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss
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Famous As: Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist, Anthropologist, Professor, Philosopher
Birthdate: May 10, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: February 10, 1950

 4 Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Linguist, Sociolinguist, University teacher, Ethnologist
Birthdate: January 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: February 4, 1939
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 5 W. H. R. Rivers

W. H. R. Rivers
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: March 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: June 4, 1922

 6 Arnold van Gennep

Arnold van Gennep
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Famous As: Ethnographer
Birthdate: April 23, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German, French
Died: May 7, 1957
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 7 Henry Schoolcraft

Henry Schoolcraft
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: March 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 1864
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 8 Leo Frobenius

Leo Frobenius
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: June 29, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: August 9, 1938
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 9 Miguel Covarrubias

Miguel Covarrubias
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Mexican
Died: February 4, 1957

 10 Adolf Bastian

Adolf Bastian
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: June 26, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: February 2, 1905
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 11 Frances Densmore

Frances Densmore
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 5, 1957

 12 James Mooney

James Mooney
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Famous As: Ethnographer
Birthdate: February 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 22, 1921

 13 Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

Lucien Lévy-Bruhl
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: April 10, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: March 13, 1939

 14 Hubert Howe Bancroft

Hubert Howe Bancroft
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: May 5, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: March 2, 1918
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 15 Raymond Firth

Raymond Firth
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: March 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: February 22, 2002

 16 Clinton Hart Merriam

Clinton Hart Merriam
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 19, 1942
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 17 Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied

Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 23, 1782
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: February 3, 1867

 18 Frank Hamilton Cushing

Frank Hamilton Cushing
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: July 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 10, 1900

 19 Wilhelm Schmidt

Wilhelm Schmidt
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: February 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 10, 1954

 20 Charles Gabriel Seligman

Charles Gabriel Seligman
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: September 19, 1940

 21 Gonçalves Dias

Gonçalves Dias
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 10, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: November 3, 1864

 22 Alice Cunningham Fletcher

Alice Cunningham Fletcher
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: March 15, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: April 6, 1923

 23 Robert Ranulph Marett

Robert Ranulph Marett
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: June 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Islanders, British
Died: February 18, 1943

 24 Alfred Cort Haddon

Alfred Cort Haddon
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: April 20, 1940

 25 Ella Cara Deloria

Ella Cara Deloria
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 31, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 1971

 26 James Cowles Prichard

James Cowles Prichard
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: February 11, 1786
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 23, 1848

 27 Natalie Curtis

Natalie Curtis
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Famous As: Ethnomusicologist
Birthdate: April 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: October 23, 1921

 28 Walter Baldwin Spencer

Walter Baldwin Spencer
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian, British
Died: July 14, 1929

 29 William Bascom

William Bascom
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 11, 1981

 30 Matthias Castrén

Matthias Castrén
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: December 2, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: May 7, 1852

 31 Francis La Flesche

Francis La Flesche
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: December 25, 1857
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 1932

 32 Paul Rivet

Paul Rivet
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: May 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: March 21, 1958

 33 Sylvie Vincent

Sylvie Vincent
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: April 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 30, 2020

 34 Paul-Émile Victor

Paul-Émile Victor
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: June 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, French
Died: March 7, 1995

 35 Abraham Zevi Idelsohn

Abraham Zevi Idelsohn
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: July 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian
Died: August 14, 1938

 36 Alfred Métraux

Alfred Métraux
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: November 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Argentinian, Swiss
Died: April 12, 1963

 37 Horatio Hale

Horatio Hale
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: May 3, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 28, 1896

 38 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg

Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: January 8, 1874

 39 John Ferguson McLennan

John Ferguson McLennan
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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: October 14, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish
Died: June 16, 1881

 40 Julius Klaproth

Julius Klaproth
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: October 11, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: August 28, 1835

 41 Georg August Schweinfurth

Georg August Schweinfurth
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: December 29, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, Latvian
Died: September 19, 1925

 42 Matilda Coxe Stevenson

Matilda Coxe Stevenson
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: May 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 24, 1915

 43 Francis James Gillen

Francis James Gillen
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: October 28, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian
Died: June 5, 1912

 44 Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen

Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 25, 1907

 45 Fritz Graebner

Fritz Graebner
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: March 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: July 13, 1934

 46 George Amos Dorsey

George Amos Dorsey
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: February 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 29, 1931

 47 León Cadogan

León Cadogan
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: July 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Paraguayan
Died: May 30, 1973

 48 James Owen Dorsey

James Owen Dorsey
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Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: October 31, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 1895

 49 Edward Winslow Gifford

Edward Winslow Gifford
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Famous As: Anthropology
Birthdate: August 14, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 1959

 50 Vladimir Jochelson

Vladimir Jochelson
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Famous As: Ethnographer
Birthdate: January 26, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Lithuanian, Russian
Died: November 2, 1937
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