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Lewis H. Morgan

1818 - 1881

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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 401,112 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Lewis H. Morgan is the 4th most popular anthropologist (up from 8th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from United States (up from 557th in 2019) and the most popular American Anthropologist.

Lewis H. Morgan is most famous for his book Ancient Society. The book was published in 1877 and is a study of the development of human society from savagery to civilization.

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Among anthropologists, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 4 out of 69Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edward Burnett Tylor, and James George Frazer. After him are Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Paul Broca, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, and Eugène Dubois.

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Among people born in 1818, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 10Before him are Emily Brontë, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Christian IX of Denmark, Charles Gounod, and Jacob Burckhardt. After him are Marius Petipa, Rudolf von Jhering, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Adolf Anderssen, Emperor Norton, and Charles III, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1881, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 6Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander II of Russia, Modest Mussorgsky, Billy the Kid, and Benjamin Disraeli. After him are James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, and Jenny von Westphalen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 328 out of 18,182Before him are James Buchanan (1791), Carl David Anderson (1905), O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), and Anton LaVey (1930). After him are Clinton Davisson (1881), Michael Porter (1947), Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), and John Bardeen (1908).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Lewis H. Morgan ranks 1After him are Margaret Mead (1901), Ruth Benedict (1887), Clifford Geertz (1926), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), and John Lloyd Stephens (1805).