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List of notable or famous anthropologists from France, with bios and photos, including the top anthropologists born in France and even some popular anthropologists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French anthropologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These anthropologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known anthropologist from France is included when available.

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This historic anthropologists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French anthropologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous anthropologists from France?" These prominent anthropologists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French anthropologists.

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Didier Fassin is the James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. ...more

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Georges Bataille is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Anthropologists from France
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Georges Bataille is a screenwriter. ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1897-1962)

Birthplace: Billom, France

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Henri Breuil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Anthropologists from France
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Henri Édouard Prosper Breuil, often referred to as Abbé Breuil, was a French Catholic priest, archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist and geologist. He is noted for his studies of cave art in the Somme and Dordogne valleys as well as in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, China with Teilhard de Chardin, Ethiopia, British Somaliland, and especially Southern Africa. ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1877-1961)

Birthplace: Mortain, France

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Jean Rouch was a French filmmaker and anthropologist. He is considered to be one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, which shared the aesthetics of the direct cinema spearheaded by Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Albert and David Maysles. Rouch's practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur the line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style of ethnofiction. He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. His seminal film Me a Black pioneered the technique of jump cut popularized by Jean-Luc Godard. Godard ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1917-2004)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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