Ernest Becker

Ernest Becker bio

Birth Name: Ernest Becker

Occupation: Anthropologist

Place Of Birth: Massachusetts

Date Of Birth: September 27, 1924

Date Of Death: March 6, 1974

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Ernest Becker was born on the 27th of September, 1924. He was best known for being a Anthropologist. Cultural anthropologist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his book The Denial of Death in which he argues that human civilization itself is essentially an elaborate defense mechanism against the knowledge that we are mortal.

Ernest Becker was born in Massachusetts. While serving in World War II his infantry liberated a Nazi concentration camp. He won the Pulitzer Prize four months after his death.

Ernest Becker was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ernest Becker was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Ernest Becker is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Ernest Becker’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ernest Becker’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ernest Becker kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ernest Becker was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ernest Becker
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Ernest Becker was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Ernest Becker was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Ernest Becker had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Ernest Becker’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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