George Smith

1840 - 1876

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George Smith (26 March 1840 – 19 August 1876) was a pioneering English Assyriologist who first discovered and translated the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest-known written works of literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Smith has received more than 45,248 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Smith is the 44th most popular archaeologist (up from 47th in 2019), the 2,112th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,168th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, George Smith ranks 44 out of 104Before him are Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, Ami Boué, Gustaf Kossinna, Charles Dawson, Robert Broom, and Paul-Émile Botta. After him are Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Spyridon Marinatos, Yuri Knorozov, Johan Gunnar Andersson, Margaret Murray, and Hormuzd Rassam.

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Among people born in 1840, George Smith ranks 46Before him are Manuel de Arriaga, Akaki Tsereteli, Edmond Audran, José Manuel Balmaceda, Friedrich Kohlrausch, and Otto Wilhelm Thomé. After him are Titu Maiorescu, Alexander Kovalevsky, Dmitry Pisarev, Viktor Knorre, Helena Modjeska, and William Graham Sumner. Among people deceased in 1876, George Smith ranks 34Before him are Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, Aleksander Fredro, Karl Eichwald, Harriet Martineau, Philipp Mainländer, and Joseph Jenkins Roberts. After him are Manuel Blanco Encalada, Adolph Tidemand, Friedrich von Berchtold, Josef Kriehuber, Anna Russell, and Ferdinand Freiligrath.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Smith ranks 2,112 out of 6,924Before him are Richard Henderson (1945), Alexander Mackenzie (1822), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots (1404), John Leslie (1766), and Claude Rains (1889). After him are Anthony Jenkinson (1529), Francis Baily (1774), John Taverner (1490), Caroline Graham (1931), Richard Chancellor (1521), and John Chadwick (1920).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, George Smith ranks 11Before him are Leonard Woolley (1880), Max Mallowan (1904), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Alan Gardiner (1879), Charles Dawson (1864), and Robert Broom (1866). After him are Colin Renfrew (1937), Kathleen Kenyon (1906), E. A. Wallis Budge (1857), John O. Westwood (1805), Dorothy Garrod (1892), and John Marshall (1876).