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Ernest André Gellner (1925–1995) by Geoff Howard, 1979 Geoff Howard / Camera Press, London

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Gellner, Ernest André (1925–1995), social philosopher and anthropologist, was born on 9 December 1925 in Paris, the elder of two children of Jewish parents, Rudolf Gellner (1897–1987), a lawyer, and his wife, Anna, née Fantl (1894–1954), both from Czechoslovakia. The family returned to ...

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Henriques, (Louis) Fernando (1916–1976), social anthropologist, was born on 16 June 1916 in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica, one of six children of Cyril Charles Henriques, an import and export merchant, and his wife, Edith Emily. His father wanted his children to have an English education and moved his family to ...

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Smith, Michael Garfield (1921–1993), social anthropologist, was born in Church Street, Kingston, Jamaica, on 18 August 1921, the second son of Charles Garfield Smith (b. 1874), a produce dealer and planter of English extraction, and Lucille Campbell (d. 1921), a nurse of Jamaican Creole background. He was raised in his early years by various aunts and uncles after his mother died in childbirth. He and his brother ...

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Srinivas, Mysore Narasimhachar (1916–1999), social anthropologist and sociologist, was born on 16 November 1916 in the city of Mysore, south India, the sixth child in a family of four sons (of whom he was the youngest) and four daughters of Mysore Narasimhachar Iyengar (...

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Edvard Alexander Westermarck (1862–1939) by M. E., 1913 by courtesy of London School of Economics

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Westermarck, Edvard Alexander [Edward] (1862–1939), anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher, was born in Helsinki, Finland, on 20 November 1862, the third son and fourth of five children of Constance Gustava Maria Blomqvist (1830–1909) and Nils Christian Westermarck (1826–1904), whose family can be traced to seventeenth-century farmers in ...