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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 143,915 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gaston Maspero is the 62nd most popular historian (up from 68th in 2019), the 943rd most popular biography from France (up from 997th in 2019) and the 10th 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 62 out of 339Before him are Johann Gustav Droysen, Libanius, Francesco Guicciardini, Joseph Justus Scaliger, Quintus Curtius Rufus, and Geoffrey of Villehardouin. After him are Heinrich Wölfflin, Henri Pirenne, Bernard Lewis, Theophylact Simocatta, Al-Baladhuri, and Nicolaus of Damascus.

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Among people born in 1846, Gaston Maspero ranks 12Before him are Buffalo Bill, Edmondo De Amicis, Comte de Lautréamont, Wilhelm Maybach, Wladimir Köppen, and Prince Leopold of Bavaria. After him are Nectarios of Aegina, Émile Gallé, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, G. Stanley Hall, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, and Eusebi Güell. Among people deceased in 1916, Gaston Maspero ranks 30Before him are Charles Taze Russell, José Echegaray, Eduard Strauss, Max Reger, Émile Verhaeren, and Vilhelm Hammershøi. After him are Rubén Darío, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Percival Lowell, Jean Webster, Gérard Encausse, and Victoriano Huerta.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gaston Maspero ranks 943 out of 6,011Before him are Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Antoine Meillet (1866), Henri Lebesgue (1875), Carolus Clusius (1525), and Leonard of Noblac (496). After him are Louis II of Anjou (1377), Martin Bucer (1491), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Louise Michel (1830), Pierre Janet (1859), and Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (1145).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Gaston Maspero ranks 10Before him are Marc Bloch (1886), Hippolyte Taine (1828), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Lucien Febvre (1878), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), and Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150). After him are Georges Duby (1919), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), François Furet (1927), Pierre Nora (1931), and Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540).