Edward Westermarck

Died aged c. 77

Edvard Alexander Westermarck (Helsinki, 20 November 1862 – Tenala, 3 September 1939) was a Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Edward Westermarck 1862-1939 Finnish pioneer of social anthropology lived in a house on this site 1897-1900

Senate House, University of London, WC1, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1897-1900)