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George Gaylord Simpson

1902 - 1984

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George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902 – October 6, 1984) was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern synthesis, contributing Tempo and Mode in Evolution (1944), The Meaning of Evolution (1949) and The Major Features of Evolution (1953). He was an expert on extinct mammals and their intercontinental migrations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Gaylord Simpson has received more than 190,988 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). George Gaylord Simpson is the 30th most popular archaeologist (down from 27th in 2019), the 2,453rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,236th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 30 out of 104Before him are Paul Pelliot, Leonard Woolley, Othniel Charles Marsh, Robert Ballard, Ami Boué, and Wilhelm Dörpfeld. After him are André Leroi-Gourhan, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, Max Mallowan, Yuri Knorozov, Henri Breuil, and Ernst Curtius.

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Among people born in 1902, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 94Before him are Léon M'ba, Cesare Zavattini, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Jayaprakash Narayan, Wifredo Lam, and Hans von Dohnanyi. After him are Charan Singh, Albert Forster, Thelma Ritter, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Nicolás Guillén, and Nordahl Grieg. Among people deceased in 1984, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 71Before him are Andy Kaufman, Richard Brautigan, Kevin A. Lynch, Branko Ćopić, He Zizhen, and Faina Ranevskaya. After him are Alexis Korner, Aurelio Peccei, Kim Il, Jean Prouvé, Vladimir Chelomey, and Josyf Slipyj.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 2,453 out of 18,182Before him are Karen Allen (1951), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Kathy Reichs (1948), Nora Ephron (1941), Carl Wieman (1951), and Lin Shaye (1943). After him are Hetty Green (1834), Zac Efron (1987), Paul Milgrom (1948), Allan Kaprow (1927), Lynda Carter (1951), and King Oliver (1881).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United States

Among archaeologists born in United States, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 4Before him are Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), and Robert Ballard (1942). After him are James Henry Breasted (1865), Edward Robinson (1794), Donald Johanson (1943), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Lewis Binford (1932), Michael D. Coe (1929), Carl Blegen (1887), and Robert John Braidwood (1907).