Giovanni Battista Belzoni

1778 - 1823

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista belˈtsoːni]; 5 November 1778 – 3 December 1823), sometimes known as The Great Belzoni, was a prolific Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Belzoni has received more than 287,685 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Belzoni is the 71st most popular explorer (down from 65th in 2019), the 953rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 849th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Explorer.

Giovanni Battista Belzoni was a 19th-century Italian explorer and pioneer in Egyptology. He discovered the tomb of Seti I and other temples, and his work was published in his book Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia.

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Among explorers, Giovanni Battista Belzoni ranks 71 out of 405Before him are William Dampier, Davy Crockett, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Hugh Glass, John Davis, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. After him are Richard E. Byrd, Bjarni Herjólfsson, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Benjamin of Tudela, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, and Frederick Cook.

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Among people born in 1778, Giovanni Battista Belzoni ranks 15Before him are Fernando Sor, Bernardo O'Higgins, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Clemens Brentano, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck. After him are Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Ugo Foscolo, Honoré V, Prince of Monaco, Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Sophie Blanchard, and Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1823, Giovanni Battista Belzoni ranks 9Before him are Pope Pius VII, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Lazare Carnot, Jacques Charles, Edmund Cartwright, and Ann Radcliffe. After him are Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, André-Jacques Garnerin, Rafael del Riego, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, and Karl Leonhard Reinhold.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Belzoni ranks 953 out of 4,088Before him are Tigellinus (10), Nicola Porpora (1686), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Giovanna of Italy (1907), Rocco Siffredi (1964), and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668). After him are Justa Grata Honoria (417), Giacomo Agostini (1942), Francesco Melzi (1491), Lucius Aelius (101), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), and Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans (1371).

Among EXPLORERS In Italy

Among explorers born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Belzoni ranks 7Before him are Marco Polo (1254), Christopher Columbus (1451), Amerigo Vespucci (1454), John Cabot (1450), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), and Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485). After him are Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852), Sebastian Cabot (1484), Alvise Cadamosto (1432), Bartholomew Columbus (1460), Niccolò de' Conti (1395), and Alejandro Malaspina (1754).