Marcel Griaule

1898 - 1956

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Marcel Griaule (16 May 1898 – 23 February 1956) was a French author and anthropologist known for his studies of the Dogon people of West Africa, and for pioneering ethnographic field studies in France. He worked together with Germaine Dieterlen and Jean Rouch on African subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Griaule has received more than 61,448 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Marcel Griaule is the 33rd most popular anthropologist (down from 32nd in 2019), the 2,593rd most popular biography from France (down from 2,394th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Marcel Griaule ranks 33 out of 69Before him are Cheikh Anta Diop, Pierre Clastres, Bill Mollison, Jacques de Morgan, Franco Basaglia, and Fredrik Barth. After him are Henry Fairfield Osborn, Ann Dunham, John Lloyd Stephens, Ralph Linton, Alfred Sauvy, and Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov.

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Among people born in 1898, Marcel Griaule ranks 104Before him are Vilhelm Moberg, Vladimir Fock, Fyodor Kuznetsov, Jacques Doriot, Gulzarilal Nanda, and Lionel Robbins. After him are José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones, Albert Lutuli, Ferenc Plattkó, Helmut Hasse, Kaj Munk, and Eric Hoffer. Among people deceased in 1956, Marcel Griaule ranks 88Before him are Ernest King, Harold Bride, Elpidio Quirino, Helmer Hanssen, Victor Young, and Alexander Gretchaninov. After him are Mohammed Hussein Heikal, Carl Brockelmann, Frigyes Riesz, Vladimir Obruchev, Mikheil Gelovani, and Louis Rosier.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Griaule ranks 2,593 out of 5,234Before him are Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois (1820), Eugène de Mazenod (1782), Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark (1908), Kylian Mbappé (1998), Pierre Clémenti (1942), and Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1845). After him are Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans (1328), Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605), Marie Thérèse de Bourbon (1666), Roger Walkowiak (1927), André Messager (1853), and Robert Herbin (1939).


Among anthropologists born in France, Marcel Griaule ranks 5Before him are Paul Broca (1824), Marc Augé (1935), Pierre Clastres (1934), and Jacques de Morgan (1857). After him are Alfred Sauvy (1898).