Philosopher and sociologist. Born Helsinki. Learnt English in order to read Darwin and others. Came to England in 1897 and frequently thereafter. Probably homosexual himself, he wrote on subjects such as 'The Origins Of Sexual Modesty', 1921. His research into reverse sexual imprinting (basically, not fancying a sibling) means that it is now known as the Westermarck effect. Died in southern Finland.
Person | Male Born 20/11/1862 Died 3/9/1939
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Edward Westermarck, 1862 - 1939, Finnish pioneer of social anthropology lived...
Named for Carl Linnaeus.
Earl of Rosse, William Parsons
Amateur astronomer. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1951.Born York.
Dr Simon Paul Wolff
Scientist and transport campaigner, successfully against the Archway Road Widening Scheme. He was a graduate student at Wolfson College, Oxford, 1980 - 1984. Toxicologist at the University of Londo...
Born near Dundee. In 1857 Kirkaldy helped form the Institution of Engineers in Scotland and was the first person to set up a load testing machine for construction materials powerful enough to deal ...
Sir William Siemens
Born Germany. Electrical engineer, inventor and businessman. Came to England in 1843 with an electro-plating invention. Became naturalised British subject in 1859. Also worked with the regenerativ...