Howard Carter

1874 - 1939

Howard Carter

Howard Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was a English archaeologist and Egyptologist. Carter was assistant to Lord Carnarvon, when he was sponsoring excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carnarvon came close to halting the project for lack of results in 1922, when Carter unexpectedly came upon a burial chamber containing the sarcophagus of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Carter has received more than 2,353,563 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Howard Carter ranks 4 out of 86Before him are Heinrich Schliemann, Theodor Mommsen, and Jean-François Champollion. After him are Arthur Evans, Edward Drinker Cope, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Marija Gimbutas, V. Gordon Childe, Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli, Zahi Hawass, and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach.

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Among people born in 1874, Howard Carter ranks 6Before him are Winston Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, Robert Frost, Harry Houdini, and Arnold Schoenberg. After him are W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Johannes Stark, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, and Edward Thorndike. Among people deceased in 1939, Howard Carter ranks 4Before him are Sigmund Freud, Pope Pius XI, and Alphonse Mucha. After him are W. B. Yeats, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Anton Makarenko, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, and Karl Radek.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Carter ranks 112 out of 5,347Before him are Edward I of England (1239), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Saint Patrick (385), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961). After him are George Harrison (1943), Edward II of England (1284), Ringo Starr (1940), Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), and Henry Purcell (1659).

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), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Leonard Woolley (1880), Alan Gardiner (1879), Max Mallowan (1904), Colin Renfrew (1937), George Smith (1840), Robert Broom (1866), and Kathleen Kenyon (1906).

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