A. L. Kroeber

1876 - 1960

A. L. Kroeber

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 47,683 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, A. L. Kroeber ranks 16 out of 64Before him are Gregory Bateson, Paul Broca, Eugène Dubois, Knud Rasmussen, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, and E. E. Evans-Pritchard. After him are Edward T. Hall, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Marvin Harris, Mary Leakey, and Marc Augé.

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Among people born in 1876, A. L. Kroeber ranks 43Before him are Ziya Gökalp, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Ivan Cankar, Fevzi Çakmak, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Elsa Einstein. After him are August Sander, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Ivan Bilibin, Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, and Walter Sydney Adams. Among people deceased in 1960, A. L. Kroeber ranks 27Before him are Ethel Voynich, Clara Haskil, Inejiro Asanuma, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Alfvén, and Eddie Cochran. After him are Ana Pauker, Felix Kersten, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Ernst von Dohnányi, Ida Rubinstein, and Frank Lloyd.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, A. L. Kroeber ranks 1,228 out of 12,171Before him are Ben Stiller (1965), Eddie Cochran (1938), James Baldwin (1924), Jonathan Banks (1947), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Joyce Carol Oates (1938). After him are Tobey Maguire (1975), Anne Baxter (1923), Robert Fogel (1926), Edward Snowden (1983), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), and Frank Langella (1938).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, A. L. Kroeber ranks 5Before him are Margaret Mead (1901), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Ruth Benedict (1887), and Clifford Geertz (1926). After him are Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ralph Linton (1893), and Ann Dunham (1942).

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