George Gaylord Simpson

1902 - 1984

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George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902 – October 6, 1984) was a US 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 147,393 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). George Gaylord Simpson is the 27th most popular archaeologist (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,237th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,020th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 27 out of 104Before him are Alcide d'Orbigny, Leo Frobenius, Paul Pelliot, Othniel Charles Marsh, Robert Ballard, and Ernst Curtius. After him are Leonard Woolley, André Leroi-Gourhan, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Bogdan Filov, Max Mallowan, and John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury.

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Among people born in 1902, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 82Before him are Alfredo Binda, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Christian de Castries, Eugen Jochum, Maurice Duruflé, and Langston Hughes. After him are Norma Shearer, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Nathan Milstein, Jean Bruller, Nordahl Grieg, and Markian Popov. Among people deceased in 1984, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 67Before him are Richard Brautigan, Marcel Janco, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Rodrigo Lara, Eduardo De Filippo, and George Gallup. After him are José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Jean Prouvé, Aurelio Peccei, Chaïm Perelman, El Santo, and Fikret Amirov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Gaylord Simpson ranks 2,237 out of 15,968Before him are Chubby Checker (1941), George Gallup (1901), George Reeves (1914), Raymond E. Feist (1945), Marvin Harris (1927), and Myrna Loy (1905). After him are Charles Duke (1935), Casey Affleck (1975), Edwin Hall (1855), Richard Bull (1924), Delbert Mann (1920), and Rita Wilson (1956).

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), Donald Johanson (1943), Edward Robinson (1794), Sylvanus Morley (1883), Robert T. Bakker (1945), Carl Blegen (1887), Lewis Binford (1932), and Michael D. Coe (1929).