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Marshall Sahlins

1930 - 2021

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Marshall David Sahlins ( SAH-linz; December 27, 1930 – April 5, 2021) was an American cultural anthropologist best known for his ethnographic work in the Pacific and for his contributions to anthropological theory. He was the Charles F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marshall Sahlins has received more than 406,756 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Marshall Sahlins is the 28th most popular anthropologist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 2,589th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,340th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Marshall Sahlins ranks 28 out of 69Before him are Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, Raymond Dart, and Marc Augé. After him are Jacques de Morgan, Ann Dunham, Pierre Clastres, Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov, Franco Basaglia, and Birutė Galdikas.

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Among people born in 1930, Marshall Sahlins ranks 156Before him are Fritz Wunderlich, Lina Kostenko, Rudolf E. Kálmán, Manuel Marulanda, Michel Rocard, and Ernst Albrecht. After him are Anthony Steffen, Thomas P. Stafford, Clifford Brown, Carolyn Jones, Miljan Miljanić, and Todor Veselinović. Among people deceased in 2021, Marshall Sahlins ranks 187Before him are Charles Konan Banny, Ronald Inglehart, Jaan Kaplinski, Mario Camus, Rodney Alcala, and Carlyle Glean. After him are Paulias Matane, Alexander Gradsky, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Jovan Divjak, Roger Hunt, and Ned Beatty.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marshall Sahlins ranks 2,589 out of 18,182Before him are Jeffrey Wright (1965), Garrett Morgan (1877), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Pauley Perrette (1969), Robert W. Wood (1868), and J. J. Abrams (1966). After him are Leslie Easterbrook (1949), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Diane Ladd (1935), Andy Williams (1927), Paul Cohen (1934), and Wally Schirra (1923).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Marshall Sahlins ranks 9Before him are Ruth Benedict (1887), Clifford Geertz (1926), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), and Leslie White (1900). After him are Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), Ralph Linton (1893), David Graeber (1961), and Michael Harner (1929).