Richard Thurnwald

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Richard Thurnwald
Born (1869-09-18)September 18, 1869
Died January 19, 1954(1954-01-19) (aged 84)
Nationality Austrian
Fields Anthropology
Influenced Herbert Baldus, Wolfram Eberhard, Gerdt Kutscher, Wilhelm Mühlmann, Hilde Thurnwald

Richard Thurnwald (September 18, 1869 – January 19, 1954) was an Austrian anthropologist.

Robert Lowie praised him in an obituary as "one of the most productive ethnologists of his time".[1]


  • Die menschliche Gesellschaft in ihren ethnosoziologischen Grundlagen, 1931-35.


  1. ^ Lowie, Robert. "Richard Thurnwald 1869-1954 Obituary". American Ethnography Quasimonthly. Retrieved 19 January 2013.