Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt

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Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt (April 10, 1892 – December 20, 1965) was a German physical anthropologist who classified humanity into races.

Early life[edit]

Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt was born on April 10, 1892 in Jersitz, Province of Posen.


Von Eickstedt was an anthropologist. He was the author of Rassenkunde und Rassengeschichte der Menschheit (Ethnology and the Race History of Mankind).

From 1933 to 1945, he was the editor of Zeitschrift fur Rassenkunde, a German journal of racial studies, with the assistance of Hans F. K. Günther.[1]

Racial Classification[edit]


In Europe:

I. Northern belt of the depigmented forms: 1.) Nordide (sub-forms: Teutonordide, Dalonordide, Fennonordide) 2.) Osteuropide

II. Central belt of the brachycephals (mountain races belt; continued in Asia): 1.) Alpinide 2.) Dinaride 3.) Lappide (europid-mongolid contact race)

III. Southern belt of the dark dolichocephals (brown races belt; continued in Asia): Mediterranide

In Asia:

I. Brachycephal belt: 1.) Armenide (sub-form: Anadolide) 2.) Turanide (europid-mongolid contact race)

II. Dark dolichocephal belt:

1.) Orientalide 2.) Indide (sub-forms: Nordindide, Grazilindide, Indobrachide)


In Asia:

1.) Tungide 2.) Sinide (sub-forms: Nordsinide, Mittelsinide, Südsinide) 3.) Palämongolide (sub-forms: Palaungide, Neside) 4.) Sibiride (sub-forms: Westsibiride, Ostsibiride)

In America:

I. Eskimide

II. Indianide: 1.) Pazifide 2.) Silvide 3.) Margide 4.) Zentralide 5.) Andide 6.) Pampide 7.) Brasilide 8.) Lagide


I. Negrid-Europid contact zone: Äthiopide

II. Bush and savannah zone 1.) Nilotide 2.) Sudanide 3.) Kafride

III. Rain forest zone: Palänegride


In Africa:

I. Bambutide

II. Khoisanide: (sub-forms: Khoide, Sanide)

In Asia:

I. Ainuide

II. Weddide

III. Negritide (sub-forms: Andamanide, Semangide, Aetide)

IV. Australomelaneside: 1.) Australide (sub-form: Tasmanide) 2.) Melaneside (sub-forms: Palämelaneside, Neomelaneside, Tapiride)

V. Polyneside (Melaneside-Mongolide contact race)

VI. Indomelenide (Europide-Weddide contact race)


He died on December 20, 1965.


  1. ^ Winston, Andrew S. (Spring 1998). "Science in the service of the far right: Henry E. Garrett, the IAAEE, and the Liberty Lobby - International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology - Experts in the Service of Social Reform: SPSSI, Psychology, and Society, 1936-1996". Journal of Social Issues. 54: 179–210. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.1998.tb01212.x.

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