BirthdayAugust 7, 1903
BirthplaceNairobi, Kenya

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Louis Leakey

    Full name: Louis Leakey
    Also known as: Louis Leakey, Leakey, Louis
    Professions: Paleoanthropologist
    Nationality: British

  2. Louis Leakey Known for

    Pioneering the study of human evolution,

  3. Louis Leakey Death information

    Died: Sunday, 1st of October, 1972 (Age: 69)

  4. Louis Leakey Biography

    Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (L.S.B. Leakey) (7 August 1903 – 1 October 1972) was a British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist whose work was important in establishing human evolutionary development in Africa, particularly through his discoveries in the Olduvai Gorge. He also played a major role in creating organizations for future research in Africa and for protecting wildlife there. Having been a prime mover in establishing a tradition of palaeoanthropological inquiry, he was able to motivate the next generation to continue it, notably within his own family, many of whom also became prominent. Leakey participated in national events of British East Africa and Kenya during the 1950s.In natural philosophy, he asserted Charles Darwin's theory of evolution unswervingly and set about to test Darwin's hypothesis that humans arose in Africa. Leakey was also a devout Christian.

  5. Louis Leakey Family

    Spouse: Mary Leakey

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