Ellis, (Henry) Havelock

Ellis, (Henry) Havelock
born Feb. 2, 1859, Croydon, Surrey, Eng.
died July 8, 1939, Washbrook, Suffolk

British sexuality researcher.

A medical doctor, he gave up his practice to devote himself to scientific and literary work. His major work, the seven-volume Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897–1928), was a comprehensive, groundbreaking encyclopaedia of human sexual biology, behaviour, and attitudes whose topics included homosexuality, masturbation, and the physiology of sexual behaviour. Sale of the first volume led to a trial when the salesman was arrested on obscenity charges; the later volumes had to be published in the U.S. and were legally available only to the medical profession until 1935. Ellis viewed sexual activity as a natural expression of love and sought to dispel the widespread fear and ignorance surrounding it. He was also known as a champion of women's rights.

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  • Ellis, (Henry)Havelock — El·lis (ĕlʹĭs), (Henry) Havelock. 1859 1939. British psychologist and writer known for his pioneering works on sexuality, such as Studies in the Psychology of Sex (seven volumes, 1897 1928). * * * …   Universalium

  • Ellis, (Henry) Havelock — (2 feb. 1859, Croydon, Surrey, Inglaterra–8 jul. 1939, Washbrook, Suffolk). Investigador británico de la sexualidad. Médico que abandonó su práctica para dedicarse al estudio científico y literario. Su obra principal, en siete volúmenes, fue… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ELLIS, Henry Havelock (1859-1939) — his first name was never used essayist and sociologist son of Edward Peppin Ellis and Susannah Mary Wheatley, was born at Croydon, then a small town south of London, on 2 February 1859. His father was a sea captain, his mother, the daughter of a… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • Henry Havelock Ellis — Havelock Ellis Henry Havelock Ellis (* 2. Februar 1859 in Croydon; † 8. Juli 1939 in Hintlesham, Suffolk) war ein britischer Sexualforscher, Sozialreformer und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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