As per our current Database, Yosef Ben-Jochannan has been died on Mar 19, 2015 (age 96).
When Yosef Ben-Jochannan die, Yosef Ben-Jochannan was 96 years old.
|Popular As||Yosef Ben-Jochannan|
|Age||96 years old|
|Born||December 31, 1918 (Gondar, Ethiopia)|
Yosef Ben-Jochannan’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.
Yosef Ben-Jochannan was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.
An African-born Writer and Historian better known as "Dr. Ben," he became one of the most prominent Afrocentric scholars of the Twentieth Century. His nearly fifty published works focus on the ancient civilizations of the Nile Valley.
He began serving as chairman of UNESCO's African Studies Committee in 1945 and held the post until 1970.
He was criticized for his Afrocentric re-working of history and, at one lecture, was chastised by scholar Mary Lefkowitz for asserting that Aristotle had visited the Library of Alexandria.
He was born in Ethiopia to an Afro-Puerto Rican, Jewish mother and an Ethiopian father. After studying civil engineering at the University of Puerto Rico and architectural engineering at the University of Havana, he immigrated to the United States.
He was a contemporary of Ephraim Isaac, a fellow Ethiopian-born scholar.