Reo Fortune

Anthropologist, Author

1903 – 1979

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Who was Reo Fortune?

Reo Franklin Fortune was a New Zealand social anthropologist. Originally trained as a psychologist, Fortune was a lecturer in social anthropology at the Cambridge University, and a specialist in Melanesian language and culture. He was married to Margaret Mead, with whom he undertook field studies in New Guinea, from 1928 to 1935.

He is also known for his contribution to mathematics with his study of Fortunate numbers in number theory. Fortune provided significant insights into the consequences of matrilateral and patrilateral cross-cousin marriage in advance of work by Claude Levi-Strauss.

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Born
1903
New Zealand
Also known as
  • Reo Franklin Fortune
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  • New Zealand
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Died
1979

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on July 23, 2013

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