Claude Lévi-Strauss

1908 - 2009

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (; French: [klod levi stʁos]; 28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, born in Belgium to French-Jewish parents living in Bruxelles, whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He held the chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France between 1959 and 1982, was elected a member of the Académie française in 1973 and was a member of the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. He received numerous honors from universities and institutions throughout the world and has been called, alongside James George Frazer and Franz Boas, the "father of modern anthropology".Lévi-Strauss argued that the "savage" mind had the same structures as the "civilized" mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Lévi-Strauss has received more than 1,130,481 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 77th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Claude Lévi-Strauss ranks 75 out of 1,005Before him are Empedocles, Jürgen Habermas, Roger Bacon, Nicholas of Cusa, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, and Herbert Spencer. After him are Anaxagoras, Jeremy Bentham, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Walter Benjamin, Epictetus, and Gregory of Nazianzus.

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Among people born in 1908, Claude Lévi-Strauss ranks 7Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Oskar Schindler, James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Abraham Maslow, and Salvador Allende. After him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Lev Landau, and Bette Davis. Among people deceased in 2009, Claude Lévi-Strauss ranks 3Before him are Michael Jackson and Patrick Swayze. After him are Kim Dae-jung, Aage Bohr, Pina Bausch, Paul Samuelson, David Carradine, Roh Moo-hyun, Corazon Aquino, Ted Kennedy, and Maurice Jarre.

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Among people born in Belgium, Claude Lévi-Strauss ranks 12 out of 658Before him are Clovis I (466), René Magritte (1898), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), and Andreas Vesalius (1514). After him are Mary of Burgundy (1457), Frans Hals (1582), Georges Simenon (1903), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), and Rogier van der Weyden (1390).


Among philosophers born in Belgium, Claude Lévi-Strauss ranks 1After him are Justus Lipsius (1547), Siger of Brabant (1240), Luce Irigaray (1930), Chantal Mouffe (1943), Arnold Geulincx (1624), Henry of Ghent (1217), Paul de Man (1919), and Franciscus Gomarus (1563).

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