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Edvard Westermarck

AKA Edvard Alexander Westermarck

Born: 20-Nov-1862
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 3-Sep-1939
Location of death: Tenhola, Finland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Anthropologist, Philosopher

Nationality: Finland
Executive summary: The Origin & Development of Moral Ideas

Finnish social anthropologist, philosopher, and sociologist famous for his work on exogamy and other marriage traditions and taboos. Lent his name to "the Westermark Effect", his observation that, in most cases, infants raised together would not choose to become mates in adulthood, even when they were not blood relatives.

Father: Nils Christian Westermarck
Mother: Gustava Maria Blomqvist

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