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Heinrich Schliemann

1822 - 1890

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Johann Ludwig Heinrich Julius Schliemann (German: [ˈʃliːman]; 6 January 1822 – 26 December 1890) was a German businessman and an influential amateur archaeologist. He was an advocate of the historicity of places mentioned in the works of Homer and an archaeological excavator of Hisarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns. His work lent weight to the idea that Homer's Iliad reflects historical events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Schliemann has received more than 1,323,850 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Heinrich Schliemann is the 2nd most popular archaeologist (down from 1st in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Germany (down from 73rd in 2019) and the most popular German Archaeologist.

Heinrich Schliemann was a German businessman and amateur archaeologist who was best known for his discovery of Troy in 1873.

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Among archaeologists, Heinrich Schliemann ranks 2 out of 104Before him are Jean-François Champollion. After him are Theodor Mommsen, Howard Carter, Arthur Evans, Edward Drinker Cope, Zahi Hawass, Marija Gimbutas, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, V. Gordon Childe, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli.

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Among people born in 1822, Heinrich Schliemann ranks 4Before him are Louis Pasteur, Ulysses S. Grant, and Gregor Mendel. After him are Frédéric Passy, César Franck, Rudolf Clausius, Francis Galton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Midhat Pasha, and Charles Hermite. Among people deceased in 1890, Heinrich Schliemann ranks 2Before him is Vincent van Gogh. After him are Carlo Collodi, Sitting Bull, César Franck, William III of the Netherlands, Amadeo I of Spain, Gyula Andrássy, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Henri Nestlé, Joseph Merrick, and Richard Francis Burton.

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Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Schliemann ranks 79 out of 6,142Before him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl Jaspers (1883), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), and Heinz Guderian (1888). After him are Arminius (-17), Charles the Bald (823), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), and Peter III of Russia (1728).


Among archaeologists born in Germany, Heinrich Schliemann ranks 1After him are Theodor Mommsen (1817), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Karl Richard Lepsius (1810), Leo Frobenius (1873), Ami Boué (1794), Wilhelm Dörpfeld (1853), Ernst Curtius (1814), Halet Çambel (1916), Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827), Ernst Herzfeld (1879), and Rudolf Wagner (1805).