David Easton

1917 - 2014

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David Easton (June 24, 1917 – July 19, 2014) was a Canadian-born American political scientist. Easton, who was born in Toronto, Ontario, came to the United States in 1943. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Easton has received more than 297,141 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David Easton is the 15th most popular political scientist (up from 16th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Canada (up from 68th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, David Easton ranks 15 out of 29Before him are Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, Christian Lous Lange, Johan Galtung, Maurice Duverger, and Gene Sharp. After him are Joseph Nye, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Aleksandr Dugin, Muhammad Asad, Robert D. Putnam, and Arend Lijphart.

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Among people born in 1917, David Easton ranks 70Before him are John Cornforth, Juan Rulfo, Ko Arima, Henry Ford II, Will Eisner, and Buddy Rich. After him are William Standish Knowles, Herbert Lom, Obdulio Varela, Rodney Robert Porter, Kunitaka Sueoka, and Magda Szabó. Among people deceased in 2014, David Easton ranks 71Before him are Jean-Claude Duvalier, Stuart Hall, Věra Chytilová, Hilderaldo Bellini, Dale T. Mortensen, and Tito Vilanova. After him are Harold Ramis, Alicia Rhett, Vujadin Boškov, Vladimir Beara, Joan Rivers, and Gabriel Axel.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, David Easton ranks 63 out of 1,130Before him are Sidney Altman (1939), Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Ryan Gosling (1980), A. E. van Vogt (1912), and Henry Taube (1915). After him are Avril Lavigne (1984), René Angélil (1942), Mack Sennett (1880), David H. Hubel (1926), William Vickrey (1914), and Mike Myers (1963).


Among political scientists born in Canada, David Easton ranks 1