Ruth Benedict

1887 - 1948

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Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist. She was born in New York City, attended Vassar College and graduated in 1909. After studying anthropology at the New School of Social Research under Elsie Clews Parsons, she entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1921, where she studied under Franz Boas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Benedict has received more than 485,946 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ruth Benedict is the 9th most popular anthropologist (down from 8th in 2019), the 580th most popular biography from United States (up from 589th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Anthropologist.

Ruth Benedict was a cultural anthropologist who wrote "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" in 1946. The book is about Japanese culture and how it differs from American culture.

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Among anthropologists, Ruth Benedict ranks 9 out of 69Before her are Edward Burnett Tylor, Margaret Mead, Franz Boas, Jane Goodall, Clifford Geertz, and Lewis H. Morgan. After her are Paul Broca, Gregory Bateson, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, A. L. Kroeber, Eugène Dubois, and Edward T. Hall.

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Among people born in 1887, Ruth Benedict ranks 27Before her are Saint-John Perse, Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Felix Yusupov, and Georg Trakl. After her are Kurt Schwitters, Leopold Ružička, August Macke, Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, and Lothar Rendulic. Among people deceased in 1948, Ruth Benedict ranks 17Before her are Folke Bernadotte, Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, and Nikolai Berdyaev. After her are Kurt Schwitters, Witold Pilecki, Maria Mandl, Karl Gebhardt, Jan Masaryk, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruth Benedict ranks 580 out of 15,968Before her are William Hanna (1910), Rod Steiger (1925), Carrie Fisher (1956), Martha Graham (1894), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Bing Crosby (1903). After her are Albert Ellis (1913), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Les Paul (1915), George R. R. Martin (1948), John Stith Pemberton (1831), and Bradley Cooper (1975).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Ruth Benedict ranks 4Before her are Margaret Mead (1901), Clifford Geertz (1926), and Lewis H. Morgan (1818). After her are A. L. Kroeber (1876), Edward T. Hall (1914), Marvin Harris (1927), Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Ann Dunham (1942), and John Lloyd Stephens (1805).