Edmund Leach

1910 - 1989

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Sir Edmund Ronald Leach Kt FRAI FBA (7 November 1910 – 6 January 1989) was a British social anthropologist and academic. He served as Provost of King's College, Cambridge from 1966 to 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Leach has received more than 148,000 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Edmund Leach is the 46th most popular anthropologist (up from 48th in 2019), the 2,594th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,719th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Edmund Leach ranks 46 out of 69Before him are Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, Lubor Niederle, Louis Dumont, Birutė Galdikas, Gilberto Freyre, and Johann Carl Fuhlrott. After him are Richard Leakey, Andrey Korotayev, Arjun Appadurai, George Murdock, Fei Xiaotong, and Michael Harner.

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Among people born in 1910, Edmund Leach ranks 176Before him are Jeanne Hersch, José María Guido, Paulette Dubost, Walter Thiel, Herminio Masantonio, and Edwin O. Reischauer. After him are Rachel Kempson, Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark, Lupita Tovar, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Lothar Collatz, and Gus Hall. Among people deceased in 1989, Edmund Leach ranks 140Before him are Harold Jeffreys, Abbie Hoffman, Alex Thépot, Alvin Ailey, Thorkild Hansen, and Harry Andrews. After him are Mouloud Mammeri, Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark, José Bustamante y Rivero, Wilfrid Sellars, Anton Diffring, and Veniamin Kaverin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Leach ranks 2,594 out of 6,924Before him are Donald Moffat (1930), Arthur Gore (1868), Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888), W. W. Jacobs (1863), Adam Clayton (1960), and John Hopkinson (1849). After him are Amanda Tapping (1965), David Seaman (1963), John Burgoyne (1722), Joseph Morgan (1981), Tom Holland (1996), and Rachel Kempson (1910).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Edmund Leach ranks 9Before him are Jane Goodall (1934), Gregory Bateson (1904), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Victor Turner (1920), and Mary Leakey (1913). After him are Ashley Montagu (1905), Hugh Falconer (1808), and Alice Roberts (1973).