Aurel Stein

1862 - 1943

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Sir Marc Aurel Stein, (Hungarian: Stein Márk Aurél; 26 November 1862 – 26 October 1943) was a Hungarian-born British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at Indian universities. Stein was also an ethnographer, geographer, linguist and surveyor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aurel Stein has received more than 186,948 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Aurel Stein is the 16th most popular archaeologist (down from 13th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 111th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Archaeologist.

Aurel Stein was an archaeologist and explorer who is most famous for his discovery of the Dunhuang Caves in 1907.

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Among archaeologists, Aurel Stein ranks 16 out of 104Before him are Louis Agassiz, Zahi Hawass, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Louis Leakey. After him are Oscar Montelius, Flinders Petrie, Karl Richard Lepsius, Austen Henry Layard, Alcide d'Orbigny, and Leo Frobenius.

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Among people born in 1862, Aurel Stein ranks 34Before him are Silvio Gesell, Helene Schjerfbeck, Daniel Swarovski, Edith Wharton, Prince Henry of Prussia, and Mary Kingsley. After him are Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Maurice Barrès, Ugyen Wangchuck, Mary Anderson, Georges Feydeau, and Théo van Rysselberghe. Among people deceased in 1943, Aurel Stein ranks 41Before him are Mordechai Anielewicz, Hans Scholl, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Franz Jägerstätter, Nicholas J. Spykman, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. After him are Franz Oppenheimer, Ugo Cavallero, Marina Raskova, Hans Jeschonnek, Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, and John Harvey Kellogg.

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Among people born in Hungary, Aurel Stein ranks 119 out of 696Before him are Gusztáv Sebes (1906), Archduke Joseph August of Austria (1872), Saint Emeric of Hungary (1000), Mihály Károlyi (1875), André Kertész (1894), and George II Rákóczi (1621). After him are Pál Teleki (1879), Imi Lichtenfeld (1910), Arthur Nikisch (1855), Ladislaus Hunyadi (1431), László Sólyom (1942), and Ignác Goldziher (1850).


Among archaeologists born in Hungary, Aurel Stein ranks 1