Boas, Franz

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Name
Boas, Franz Gender: M
Franz Uri Boas
born on 9 July 1858
Place Minden, Germany, 52n17, 8e55
Timezone LMT m8e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°53' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif or s_cancol.18.gif



Franz Boas

Biography

German-born American anthropologist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the founder of the relativistic, culture-centred school of American anthropology that became dominant in the 20th century. During his tenure at Columbia University in New York City (1899–1942), he developed one of the foremost departments of anthropology in the United States. Boas was a specialist in North American Indian cultures and languages, but he was, in addition, the organizer of a profession and the great teacher of a number of scientists who developed anthropology in the United States, including A.L. Kroeber, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits, and Edward Sapir.

He died 22 December 1942,


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Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 9.24.20 LMT

Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (relativistic anthropology)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession