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Louis Leakey
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    (August 7, 1903-October 1, 1972)
    Famed for fossil discoveries at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania
    Wrote ‘The Stone Age Cultures of Kenya Colony' and ‘White Africa'
    Organized Pan-African Congress of Pre-History
    Husband of Mary Leakey
    He was an adulterer and widely considered to be a womanizer.
    His philandering cost him an academic career at his alma mater, Cambridge University.
    Many in the scientific community considered his wife, Mary, to be a far superior anthropologist.
    His support of evolution through fossil evidence angered Creationists.
    He worked as a spy for the African Intelligence Department.
    He popularized the notion that human life originated in Africa.
    He was initiated to the Kikuyu tribe and spoke the Kikuyu language fluently.
    He graduated Cambridge University with an anthropology degree.
    He helped launch significant primate studies by Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey.
    The National Geographic Society presented him with the distinguished Gold Hubbard Medal (1962).
    Time Magazine named him as one of their ‘Most Important People of the Twentieth Century (1998).'

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