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Benedict, Ruth

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1948 AD

US anthropologist and popularizer of anthropology


1887 – Born on the 6th of June in New York.


1909 – Graduated at Vassar College.


1919 – She entered graduate studies at Columbia University and studying under Franz Boas.


1923 – Received her PhD and joining the faculty in Columbia University.


1934 – Wrote "Patterns of Culture".


1936 – She was appointed an associate professor at Columbia University.


She continued her teaching after the war, advancing to the rank of full professor.


1948 – She died in New York on 17th of September.


A U.S. postage stamp in her honor was issued October 20, 1995.