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Claude Lévi-Strauss
Birth: Nov. 28, 1908
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Death: Oct. 30, 2009

French Anthropologist and Ethnologist. He was called the "father of modern anthropology". He was also one of the central figures in the structuralist school of thought where his ideas reached into fields including the humanities and philosophy. Structuralism has been defined as "the search for the underlying patterns of thought in all forms of human activity." Lévi-Strauss organized expeditions into the French countryside when young, and later studied in Paris, where he went on to teach. He later traveled and did research in Brazil. He was drafted into the French army, but after France was overrun by the invading Germans, he escaped to New York, where he taught at the New School for Social Research. In 1948 he returned to France. He was honored by universities throughout the world and held the chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France (1959–1982); he was elected a member of the Académie Française in 1973. He died a few weeks before his 101st birthday. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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Cimetière de Lignerolles
Lignerolles
Departement de l'Indre
Centre, France
 
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Record added: Nov 03, 2009
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