ANTHROPOLOGIST

Cheikh Anta Diop

1923 - 1986

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Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 – 7 February 1986) was a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture. Though Diop is sometimes referred to as an Afrocentrist, he predates the concept. However, "Diopian thought", as it is called, is paradigmatic to Afrocentricity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cheikh Anta Diop has received more than 501,062 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Cheikh Anta Diop is the 27th most popular anthropologist (up from 29th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Senegal (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Senegalese Anthropologist.

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Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS

Among anthropologists, Cheikh Anta Diop ranks 27 out of 69Before him are Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, Marc Augé, and Wilhelm Schmidt. After him are Pierre Clastres, Bill Mollison, Jacques de Morgan, Franco Basaglia, Fredrik Barth, and Marcel Griaule.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1923, Cheikh Anta Diop ranks 121Before him are Peter Lawford, Edward Mulhare, Alexandre Astruc, Erroll Garner, Richard Pipes, and Joseph Heller. After him are Agatha Barbara, Álvaro Mutis, Estelle Getty, Uziel Gal, Alexander Yakovlev, and Anita Björk. Among people deceased in 1986, Cheikh Anta Diop ranks 90Before him are Elsa Lanchester, Henri Toivonen, Jorge Alessandri, Pierre Fournier, Arthur Grumiaux, and Aleksandr Akimov. After him are Scatman Crothers, Ding Ling, Phil Lynott, Roy Cohn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Liu Bocheng.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Cheikh Anta Diop ranks 8 out of 97Before him are Abdoulaye Wade (1926), Abdou Diouf (1935), Ségolène Royal (1953), Ousmane Sembène (1923), Patrick Vieira (1976), and Youssou N'Dour (1959). After him are Macky Sall (1961), Lamine Diack (1933), Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (1921), Mariama Bâ (1929), Patrice Evra (1981), and Sadio Mané (1992).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In Senegal

Among anthropologists born in Senegal, Cheikh Anta Diop ranks 1