Ashley Montagu

1905 - 1999

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Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu (1905 – 1999) — born Israel Ehrenberg — was a British-American anthropologist who popularized the study of topics such as race and gender and their relation to politics and development. He was the rapporteur, in 1950, for the UNESCO statement "The Race Question". As a young man he changed his name from Ehrenberg to "Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashley Montagu has received more than 192,042 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ashley Montagu is the 54th most popular anthropologist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 3,273rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,898th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Ashley Montagu ranks 54 out of 69. Before him are Andrey Korotayev, Arjun Appadurai, George Murdock, Fei Xiaotong, Michael Harner, and Robert Lowie. After him are Julio Caro Baroja, Eric Wolf, Raymond Firth, Hugh Falconer, Dmitry Anuchin, and David Graeber.

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Among people born in 1905, Ashley Montagu ranks 232Before him are Siaka Stevens, John Peters Humphrey, Clarice Benini, Lev Schnirelmann, Franco Albini, and Ricardo Pérez Godoy. After him are Gilbert Roland, Ray Barbuti, Erico Verissimo, Emerich Vogl, László Raffinsky, and Kunio Maekawa. Among people deceased in 1999, Ashley Montagu ranks 173Before him are Alain Peyrefitte, Hideo Itokawa, Muhammetnazar Gapurow, Anahit Tsitsikian, Paris Pişmiş, and Raúl Silva Henríquez. After him are Necil Kazım Akses, Nicholas Metropolis, Vivian Fuchs, Sarah Kane, Joshua Nkomo, and Eric Wolf.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ashley Montagu ranks 3,273 out of 6,924. Before him are Hilda of Whitby (614), Albert Lee (1943), Emma Bunton (1976), Frederick Browning (1896), Charles Booth (1840), and Katherine Waterston (1980). After him are Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (1932), Peter Hook (1956), Alexander Burnes (1805), James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811), Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (1902), and Centwine of Wessex (643).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Ashley Montagu ranks 10Before him are Gregory Bateson (1904), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Victor Turner (1920), Mary Leakey (1913), and Edmund Leach (1910). After him are Hugh Falconer (1808) and Alice Roberts (1973).