Charles Dawson

1864 - 1916

Charles Dawson

Charles Dawson (11 July 1864 – 10 August 1916) was a British amateur archaeologist who claimed to have made a number of archaeological and palaeontological discoveries that were later exposed as frauds. These included the Piltdown Man (Eoanthropus dawsoni), which he presented in 1912. The eldest of three sons, Dawson moved with his family from Preston, Lancashire, to Hastings, Sussex, when he was still very young. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dawson has received more than 103,784 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Charles Dawson ranks 67 out of 86Before him are Massimo Pallottino, Donald Johanson, Kathleen Kenyon, Joseph Orbeli, Dorothy Garrod, and Franz Weidenreich. After him are Sylvanus Morley, Carl Blegen, Israel Finkelstein, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Arthur Surridge Hunt, and Henri Frankfort.

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Among people born in 1864, Charles Dawson ranks 105Before him are Willoughby Hamilton, Einar Benediktsson, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, F. C. S. Schiller, José Pardo y Barreda, and Aleksey Shakhmatov. After him are Toros Toramanian, Ransom E. Olds, Alfred John Keene, George Hillyard, William S. Hart, and Arthur Smith Woodward. Among people deceased in 1916, Charles Dawson ranks 99Before him are Georgios Theotokis, Tina Blau, Cleveland Abbe, Leo Anton Karl de Ball, Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, and Alfred Cogniaux. After him are William Merritt Chase, Germán Riesco, Josiah Royce, Aeneas Mackintosh, Ishi, and Tom Clarke.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Dawson ranks 2,839 out of 5,347Before him are Peter Maxwell Davies (1934), Richard Burns (1971), Adrian Boult (1889), Ælfgifu of Northampton (990), Jean Marsh (1934), and George Back (1796). After him are Dominic Cooper (1978), M. R. James (1862), Anthony Caro (1924), Jamie Vardy (1987), Richard Bentley (1662), and Ronald Rawson (1892).