Franz Boas

Franz Boas bio

Birth Name: Franz Boas

Occupation: Anthropologist

Place Of Birth: Minden

Date Of Birth: July 9, 1858

Date Of Death: December 21, 1942

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Franz Boas was born on the 9th of July, 1858. He was famous for being a Anthropologist. German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the “Father of American Anthropology.” He argued that culture developed historically through the interactions of groups of people and that consequently there was no process towards continuously “higher” cultural forms.

Franz Boas was born in Minden. Instead of studying in Berlin, he chose to study at the University of Kiel, specifically to be closer to his family. He taught at Columbia University, where Margaret Mead and Edward Sapir were among his students.

Franz Boas was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Franz Boas was born in 1850s.

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

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Personal Life

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Franz Boas was born in the Year of the Horse.

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REAL NAME: Franz Boas



Zodiac Sign: Franz Boas was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Franz Boas was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Franz Boas had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Franz Boas’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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