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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. He is most famous for unearthing the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete. Based on the structures and artifacts found there and throughout the eastern Mediterranean, Evans found that he needed to distinguish the Minoan civilisation from Mycenaean Greece. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Evans has received more than 545,178 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Arthur Evans is the 5th most popular archaeologist, the 251st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 275th 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 5 out of 104Before him are Jean-François Champollion, Heinrich Schliemann, Theodor Mommsen, and Howard Carter. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, Zahi Hawass, Marija Gimbutas, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, V. Gordon Childe, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli.

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Among people born in 1851, Arthur Evans ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand Foch. After him are Empress Myeongseong, Emile Berliner, Louise of Sweden, Margherita of Savoy, Georg Jellinek, Ismail Gaspirali, Peder Severin Krøyer, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Léon Bourgeois. Among people deceased in 1941, Arthur Evans ranks 11Before him are Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, and James George Frazer. After him are Robert Delaunay, Frederick Banting, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, and Paul Sabatier.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Evans ranks 251 out of 7,765Before him are James George Frazer (1854), David Gilmour (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), Timothy Dalton (1946), Roger Waters (1943), and Randal Cremer (1828). After him are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), William Morris (1834), Joe Cocker (1944), Empress Matilda (1102), and Anthony Giddens (1938).

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), Leonard Woolley (1880), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Max Mallowan (1904), George Smith (1840), Alan Gardiner (1879), Colin Renfrew (1937), Robert Broom (1866), and Kathleen Kenyon (1906).