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Howard Carter

1874 - 1939

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Howard Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who discovered the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun in November 1922, the best-preserved pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Carter has received more than 3,150,517 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Howard Carter is the 4th most popular archaeologist, the 168th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 166th in 2019) and the most popular British Archaeologist.

Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who is most famous for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.

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Among archaeologists, Howard Carter ranks 4 out of 104Before him are Jean-François Champollion, Heinrich Schliemann, and Theodor Mommsen. After him are 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 1874, Howard Carter ranks 7Before him are Winston Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, Robert Frost, Harry Houdini, Arnold Schoenberg, and Herbert Hoover. After him are Edward Thorndike, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ernst Cassirer, Chaim Weizmann, Max Scheler, and António Egas Moniz. Among people deceased in 1939, Howard Carter ranks 4Before him are Sigmund Freud, Pope Pius XI, and Alphonse Mucha. After him are James Naismith, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, W. B. Yeats, Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, Edward Sapir, and Anton Makarenko.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Carter ranks 168 out of 7,765Before him are Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Eric Clapton (1945), Terry Pratchett (1948), Charlotte Rampling (1946), and Jason Statham (1967). After him are John Milton (1608), Brian Johnson (1947), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward the Elder (871), Keith Richards (1943), and Francis Crick (1916).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Howard Carter ranks 1After him are Arthur Evans (1851), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Flinders Petrie (1853), Leonard Woolley (1880), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Max Mallowan (1904), George Smith (1840), Alan Gardiner (1879), Colin Renfrew (1937), Robert Broom (1866), and Kathleen Kenyon (1906).