Mary Douglas

1921 - 2007

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Dame Mary Douglas, (25 March 1921 – 16 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Douglas has received more than 244,796 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mary Douglas is the 18th most popular anthropologist, the 1,380th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,348th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Mary Douglas ranks 18 out of 69Before her are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, A. L. Kroeber, Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Knud Rasmussen. After her are Victor Turner, Raymond Dart, Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Marshall Sahlins, and Mary Leakey.

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Among people born in 1921, Mary Douglas ranks 86Before her are James Clavell, Herta Bothe, Stein Rokkan, Dirk Bogarde, Raymond Goethals, and Iris Apfel. After her are Gene Roddenberry, Yuri Nikulin, Chris Marker, Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Jackson, and Farida of Egypt. Among people deceased in 2007, Mary Douglas ranks 46Before her are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jupp Derwall, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kornberg, Joe Zawinul, and Norman Mailer. After her are Sol LeWitt, Jean-Claude Brialy, Gaston Thorn, André Gorz, Bob Denard, and Lady Bird Johnson.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Mary Douglas ranks 1,380 out of 4,088Before her are Antonia the Elder (-39), Salvatore Schillaci (1964), Stefania Sandrelli (1946), Paolo Giovio (1483), Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus (-232), and Domenico Alberti (1710). After her are Pietro Longhi (1701), Teobaldo Boccapecci (1100), Muzio Attendolo Sforza (1369), Gabriele Ferzetti (1925), Marcus Terentius Varro Lucullus (-116), and Vittorio Alfieri (1749).


Among anthropologists born in Italy, Mary Douglas ranks 1After her are Franco Basaglia (1924).