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Benedict, Ruth (nee Fulton)

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Anthropologist


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.





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