Arthur Evans

1851 - 1941

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Sir Arthur John Evans (8 July 1851 – 11 July 1941) was a British archaeologist and pioneer in the study of Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age. The first excavations at the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete began in 1877. They were led by Cretan Greek Minos Kalokairinos, a native of Heraklion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Evans has received more than 579,821 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Arthur Evans is the 6th most popular archaeologist (down from 5th in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 251st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Archaeologist.

Arthur Evans is most famous for his discovery of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete.

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Among archaeologists, Arthur Evans ranks 6 out of 151Before him are Jean-François Champollion, Heinrich Schliemann, Theodor Mommsen, Howard Carter, and Den. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, Semerkhet, Zahi Hawass, Nynetjer, Marija Gimbutas, and Christian Jürgensen Thomsen.

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Among people born in 1851, Arthur Evans ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand Foch. After him are Empress Myeongseong, Louise of Sweden, Emile Berliner, Ismail Gaspirali, Margherita of Savoy, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Georg Jellinek, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Léon Bourgeois. Among people deceased in 1941, Arthur Evans ranks 12Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maurice Leblanc, Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, and Walther Nernst. After him are Robert Delaunay, James George Frazer, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Ioannis Metaxas, and Hans Spemann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Evans ranks 255 out of 8,785Before him are Alan Parker (1944), Brian Jones (1942), David Lloyd George (1863), Ian Fleming (1908), Edmond Halley (1656), and Lady Jane Grey (1537). After him are Peter Ustinov (1921), Gary Oldman (1958), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Richard Trevithick (1771), and Alec Guinness (1914).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Arthur Evans ranks 2Before him are Howard Carter (1874). After him are George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Flinders Petrie (1853), George Smith (1840), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Leonard Woolley (1880), Max Mallowan (1904), Colin Renfrew (1937), Robert Broom (1866), Alan Gardiner (1879), and Kathleen Kenyon (1906).