Egyptologists in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1768-03-21 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician/Egyptologist
  • 1796-10-09 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, born in London, England (d. 1878)
  • 1821-02-11 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1892)
  • 1844-06-14 Édouard Naville, Swiss Egyptologist (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • 1853-06-03 Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (Merneptah Stele, measured the pyramids), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1854-10-31 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), born in Berlin (d. 1937)
  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist, born in Berlin (d. 1938)
  • 1865-08-27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1935)
  • 1866-06-20 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, born in Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1923)

Person of interestHoward Carter

1873-05-09 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)

Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist who Discovered 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
  • 1947-05-28 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist

Famous Deaths

  • 1878-03-03 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, dies at 81
  • 1892-04-15 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, dies at 60
  • 1923-04-05 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, dies at 56 after a severe mosquito bite became infected by a razor cut
  • 1935-12-02 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, dies at 70
  • 1937-06-26 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • 1938-08-12 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist, dies at 74

Person of interestHoward Carter

1939-03-02 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, dies at 65

Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist who Discovered 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