Gaston Maspero

1846 - 1916

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Sir Gaston Camille Charles Maspero (23 June 1846 – 30 June 1916) was a French Egyptologist known for popularizing the term "Sea Peoples" in an 1881 paper. Maspero's son, Henri Maspero, became a notable sinologist and scholar of East Asia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaston Maspero has received more than 169,440 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gaston Maspero is the 67th most popular historian (down from 64th in 2019), the 975th most popular biography from France (down from 940th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Historian.

Gaston Maspero was a French archaeologist who was in charge of the Egyptian Antiquities Service. He is most famous for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, which was found in 1922.

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Among historians, Gaston Maspero ranks 67 out of 561Before him are Libanius, Theophylact Simocatta, Poggio Bracciolini, Al-Baladhuri, Theopompus, and Heinrich Wölfflin. After him are Benzion Netanyahu, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Bernard Lewis, Al-Dhahabi, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Joannes Zonaras.

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Among people born in 1846, Gaston Maspero ranks 14Before him are Comte de Lautréamont, Buffalo Bill, Wladimir Köppen, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Naim Frashëri, and Prince Leopold of Bavaria. After him are Antonio Abetti, Eusebi Güell, Nectarios of Aegina, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Anna Dostoevskaya, and Vasily Dokuchaev. Among people deceased in 1916, Gaston Maspero ranks 31Before him are Charles Taze Russell, Ivan Franko, Max Reger, Eduard Strauss, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz. After him are Torakusu Yamaha, Rubén Darío, Percival Lowell, Gérard Encausse, Jean Webster, and Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gaston Maspero ranks 975 out of 6,770Before him are Jacques Demy (1931), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Christina of Lorraine (1565), Sophie of France (1734), Claude Perrault (1613), and Pierre Janet (1859). After him are Juliette Récamier (1777), Alain Touraine (1925), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Catherine of Valois (1401), Jules Renard (1864), and Cardinal de Rohan (1734).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Gaston Maspero ranks 11Before him are Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), François Guizot (1787), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), and Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150). After him are Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), Georges Duby (1919), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Paul Veyne (1930), René Grousset (1885), and Emmanuel Todd (1951).