Auguste Mariette

1821 - 1881

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François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette (11 February 1821 – 18 January 1881) was a French scholar, archaeologist and Egyptologist, and the founder of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities, the forerunner of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Mariette has received more than 142,445 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Auguste Mariette is the 2,272nd most popular politician (up from 2,726th in 2019), the 773rd most popular biography from France (up from 896th in 2019) and the 176th most popular French Politician.

Auguste Mariette is most famous for his discovery of the Rosetta Stone. He was also a French archaeologist and Egyptologist.

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Among politicians, Auguste Mariette ranks 2,272 out of 19,576Before him are Tiberius Claudius Nero, Adélaïde of France, James IV of Scotland, Gennady Zyuganov, Empress Go-Sakuramachi, and Leopold V, Duke of Austria. After him are Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, Naoto Kan, Ricimer, Otto Strasser, Shirkuh, and Nero Julius Caesar.

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Among people born in 1821, Auguste Mariette ranks 9Before him are Gustave Flaubert, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, August Schleicher, Lola Montez, and Elizabeth Blackwell. After him are Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Louis Vuitton, Richard Francis Burton, Pauline Viardot, Johann Josef Loschmidt, and Arthur Cayley. Among people deceased in 1881, Auguste Mariette ranks 12Before him are Billy the Kid, Lewis H. Morgan, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Thomas Carlyle. After him are Henri Vieuxtemps, Nikolay Pirogov, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Empress Dowager Ci'an, and Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg.

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Among people born in France, Auguste Mariette ranks 773 out of 6,770Before him are Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), Eugène Sue (1804), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Eric Cantona (1966), and Adélaïde of France (1732). After him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), Frontinus (30), Jacques Callot (1592), André Michel Lwoff (1902), Jean Nicot (1530), and François l'Olonnais (1635).


Among politicians born in France, Auguste Mariette ranks 176Before him are Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), Theobald I of Navarre (1201), Joan II of Navarre (1311), Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279), René Coty (1882), and Adélaïde of France (1732). After him are Émile Loubet (1838), Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Jules Grévy (1807), Gaston Doumergue (1863), Léon Bourgeois (1851), and Inessa Armand (1874).