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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 318,285 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Mary Douglas is the 18th most popular anthropologist, the 1,506th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,380th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Anthropologist.

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

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Among people born in 1921, Mary Douglas ranks 94Before her are Geoffrey Wilkinson, James Clavell, Gene Roddenberry, Murray Bookchin, Françoise Gilot, and Oskar Gröning. After her are Raymond Goethals, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Leonardo Sciascia, George Roy Hill, Stanley Ho, and Maurice Richard. Among people deceased in 2007, Mary Douglas ranks 59Before her are Sol LeWitt, John Backus, Norman Mailer, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jupp Derwall, and Anna Nicole Smith. After her are Jean-Pierre Vernant, André Gorz, Lady Bird Johnson, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Ashraf Marwan, and Ira Levin.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Mary Douglas ranks 1,506 out of 4,668Before her are Princess Marie of Orléans (1813), Adelaide del Vasto (1072), Amadeus I, Count of Savoy (1016), Catherine of Genoa (1447), Saint Chrysogonus (250), and Henry Benedict Stuart (1725). After her are Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837), Desiderata of the Lombards (754), Lucius Aemilius Paullus (-300), Carlo Dolci (1616), Blanche of Anjou (1280), and Giuseppe Saragat (1898).


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