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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 117,618 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Auguste Mariette is the 2,771st most popular politician (down from 2,529th in 2019), the 898th most popular biography from France (down from 872nd in 2019) and the 215th 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 2,771 out of 15,577Before him are Nabis, Emperor Yingzong of Song, Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy, Burebista, and Uldin. After him are Ptolemy Keraunos, Gunthamund, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Alexander Jannaeus, Sigebert I, and David Sassoli.

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Among people born in 1821, Auguste Mariette ranks 13Before him are Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, and Louis Vuitton. After him are Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Arthur Cayley, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Heinrich Barth, Andrew Kim Taegon, and Henri-Frédéric Amiel. Among people deceased in 1881, Auguste Mariette ranks 11Before him are Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis H. Morgan, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and Louis Auguste Blanqui. After him are Jenny von Westphalen, Henri Vieuxtemps, Nikolay Pirogov, Nikolai Rubinstein, Empress Dowager Ci'an, and Henri-Frédéric Amiel.

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Among people born in France, Auguste Mariette ranks 898 out of 6,011Before him are André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Jacques MacDonald (1765), Louis Desaix (1768), Inessa Armand (1874), Bruno Latour (1947), and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143). After him are Arnaut Daniel (1150), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Marie de France (1101), Jacques Delors (1925), George Steiner (1929), and Fredegund (545).


Among politicians born in France, Auguste Mariette ranks 215Before him are Odo the Great (650), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Georges Couthon (1755), Louis Desaix (1768), Inessa Armand (1874), and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143). After him are Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Henry I of Navarre (1244), and Cardinal de Rohan (1734).