Author: Arthur de Gobineau

Title: 'Essai sur l'inigaliti des races humaines'

Keywords: Race

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Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882) was a French aristocrat and author, chiefly renowned for developing in his book, An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races (1853-1855), the theory of the Aryan master race. This tract is now considered to be one of the first examples of scientific racism. His ideas were arguably a key influence on the racism of the National Socialist ideology in Germany. Gobineau is also credited with being the father of modern racial demography.

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