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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 the theories on 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 138,924 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Leslie White is the 23rd most popular anthropologist (down from 22nd in 2019), the 2,402nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,267th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Leslie White ranks 23 out of 69Before him are Edward T. Hall, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Mary Leakey, Richard Leakey, and Marvin Harris. After him are Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, Raymond Dart, Marc Augé, Marshall Sahlins, and Jacques de Morgan.

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Among people born in 1900, Leslie White ranks 95Before him are Mervyn LeRoy, Gilbert Ryle, Yvonne de Gaulle, Leonardo Conti, Karin Boye, and Kiyoo Kanda. After him are George Uhlenbeck, Herbert Blumer, Muhammad Asad, Duy Tân, Miguel Alemán Valdés, and Valko Chervenkov. Among people deceased in 1971, Leslie White ranks 59Before him are Duane Allman, Helene Weigel, Van Heflin, Dean Acheson, J. D. Bernal, and Dita Parlo. After him are Philippe Thys, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Hermann Ehrhardt, Paul Lukas, and Erich Abraham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leslie White ranks 2,402 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Fogerty (1941), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Stanley Kamel (1943), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), Barbara Hershey (1948), and Lindsay Wagner (1949). After him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Steve Guttenberg (1958), Richard Bull (1924), Richard Pryor (1940), and Jasper Johns (1930).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Leslie White ranks 8Before him are Margaret Mead (1901), Ruth Benedict (1887), Clifford Geertz (1926), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), and Marvin Harris (1927). After him are Marshall Sahlins (1930), Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), Ralph Linton (1893), and David Graeber (1961).