Leslie White

1900 - 1971

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Leslie Alvin White (January 19, 1900, Salida, Colorado – March 31, 1975, Lone Pine, California) was an American anthropologist known for his advocacy of theories of cultural evolution, sociocultural evolution, and especially neoevolutionism, and for his role in creating the department of anthropology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie White has received more than 130,575 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Leslie White is the 22nd most popular anthropologist (up from 23rd in 2019), the 2,268th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,173rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Leslie White ranks 22 out of 69Before him are E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Raymond Dart, and Marvin Harris. After him are Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, Marc Augé, Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Pierre Clastres.

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Among people born in 1900, Leslie White ranks 92Before him are Mervyn LeRoy, Karin Boye, Agnes Moorehead, Emanuel Ringelblum, Eduardo De Filippo, and Ernst Busch. After him are Otto Braun, Srinagarindra, Muhammad Asad, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Evald Aav, and René Crevel. Among people deceased in 1971, Leslie White ranks 54Before him are Bernardo Houssay, Helene Weigel, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, and John Boyd Orr. After him are Van Heflin, Ub Iwerks, Dean Acheson, Dita Parlo, T. V. Soong, and Viktor Patsayev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leslie White ranks 2,268 out of 15,968Before him are Freddie King (1934), Chris Noth (1954), Dean Cain (1966), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Oliver Winchester (1810), and Joan Allen (1956). After him are George Lakoff (1941), Ken Mattingly (1936), George Segal (1934), Stephen Foster (1826), Steve Fossett (1944), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Leslie White ranks 8Before him are Clifford Geertz (1926), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Ruth Benedict (1887), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), and Marvin Harris (1927). After him are Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ann Dunham (1942), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), Ralph Linton (1893), and George Murdock (1897).