Today in Egyptologist History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1768-03-21 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician/Egyptologist
  • 1796-10-09 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1821-02-11 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1844-06-14 Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
  • 1853-06-03 William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942)
  • 1854-10-31 Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)
  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1865-08-27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • 1866-06-20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873-05-09 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb), born in London, England

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1886-12-21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • 1909-07-21 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
  • 1924-11-14 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • 1946-04-17 J R Baines, professor (Egyptologist)
  • 1947-05-28 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist

Famous Deaths

  • 1937-06-26 Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • 1938-08-12 Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939-03-02 Howard Carter, British archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1942-07-27 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
  • 1947-06-16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86
  • 1963-11-13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • 1964-02-07 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • 1994-11-27 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • 1996-09-24 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87