Lewis H. Morgan

1818 - 1881

Lewis H. Morgan

Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist who worked as a railroad lawyer. He is best known for his work on kinship and social structure, his theories of social evolution, and his ethnography of the Iroquois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lewis H. Morgan has received more than 276,144 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 7 out of 64Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, James George Frazer, Jane Goodall, Edward Burnett Tylor, Margaret Mead, and Franz Boas. After him are Ruth Benedict, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, Paul Broca, Eugène Dubois, and Knud Rasmussen.

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Among people born in 1818, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 11Before him are Emily Brontë, Charles Gounod, Ignaz Semmelweis, Christian IX of Denmark, Jacob Burckhardt, and Marius Petipa. After him are Adolf Anderssen, Rudolf von Jhering, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Leconte de Lisle, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, and Sophie of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1881, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 8Before him are Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander II of Russia, Billy the Kid, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Disraeli, and Thomas Carlyle. After him are Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Henri Vieuxtemps, Auguste Mariette, Jenny von Westphalen, and Nikolai Rubinstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 485 out of 12,171Before him are Leonard Nimoy (1931), Sidney Poitier (1927), Margaret Brown (1867), Willem Dafoe (1955), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), and Chester W. Nimitz (1885). After him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Toni Morrison (1931), Edgar Cayce (1877), James Caan (1940), Kim Basinger (1953), and Barbara McClintock (1902).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 2Before him are Margaret Mead (1901). After him are Ruth Benedict (1887), Clifford Geertz (1926), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ralph Linton (1893), and Ann Dunham (1942).

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