Arthur de Gobineau

  • Born: (Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine)
  • Died: (Turin, Kingdom of Italy)

Joseph Arthur de Gobineau (14 July 1816 – 13 October 1882) was a French aristocrat who was best known by his contemporaries as a novelist, diplomat and travel writer but is today most remembered for developing the theory of the Aryan master race and helping to legitimise racism by scientific racist theory and racial demography.

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