A. L. Kroeber

1876 - 1960

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Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his PhD under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. He was also the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. L. Kroeber has received more than 95,749 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). A. L. Kroeber is the 13th most popular anthropologist (up from 16th in 2019), the 1,046th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,228th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Anthropologist.

Alfred Louis Kroeber was an American anthropologist, ethnologist, and linguist. He is considered to be the father of cultural anthropology in the United States. His most famous work is The Nature of Culture, which was published in 1952.

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Among anthropologists, A. L. Kroeber ranks 13 out of 69Before him are Clifford Geertz, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Paul Broca, Gregory Bateson, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown. After him are Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, Mary Douglas, and Victor Turner.

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Among people born in 1876, A. L. Kroeber ranks 36Before him are Wied, Prince of Albania, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Cuno, Jean Webster, John Macleod, and Robert Michels. After him are Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sherwood Anderson, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Ivan Cankar, and Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1960, A. L. Kroeber ranks 20Before him are J. L. Austin, Aloysius Stepinac, Igor Kurchatov, Said Nursî, Ethel Voynich, and Victor Sjöström. After him are Héctor Castro, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Walter Baade, Clara Haskil, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and Beno Gutenberg.

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Among people born in United States, A. L. Kroeber ranks 1,046 out of 15,968Before him are Irwin Shaw (1913), Richard Barthelmess (1895), Larry Ellison (1944), Roger Zelazny (1937), Hiram Bingham III (1875), and George Beadle (1903). After him are Jimmy Connors (1952), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Robert Forster (1941), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Whitey Bulger (1929), and Stanley B. Prusiner (1942).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, A. L. Kroeber ranks 5Before him are Margaret Mead (1901), Clifford Geertz (1926), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), and Ruth Benedict (1887). After him are Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ann Dunham (1942), and John Lloyd Stephens (1805).