Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae

1821 - 1885

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Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae (14 March 1821 – 15 August 1885) was a Danish archaeologist, historian and politician, who was the second director of the National Museum of Denmark (1865–1874). He played a key role in the foundation of scientific archaeology. Worsaae was the first to excavate and use stratigraphy to prove C. J. Thomsen's sequence of the Three-age system: Stone, Bronze, Iron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae has received more than 46,446 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae is the 80th most popular archaeologist (down from 60th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 322nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Archaeologist.

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Over the past year Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae has had the most page views in the with 5,064 views, followed by Danish (1,667), and Russian (1,320). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (140.18%), Icelandic (67.25%), and Esperanto (50.96%)


Among archaeologists, Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae ranks 80 out of 151Before him are William F. Albright, Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, Sylvanus Morley, Israel Finkelstein, Halet Çambel, and Kathleen Kenyon. After him are Johann Andreas Wagner, Charles Dawson, Ernesto Schiaparelli, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, J. P. Mallory, and Tatiana Proskouriakoff.

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Among people born in 1821, Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae ranks 73Before him are Josip Runjanin, Mikhail Petrashevsky, Archduke Friedrich of Austria, Jane Wilde, Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, and Michel Carré. After him are Apollon Maykov, Nils Johan Andersson, Samuel Baker, Janko Matúška, Marcus Goldman, and Alexander Gardner. Among people deceased in 1885, Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae ranks 59Before him are Schuyler Colfax, Georg Curtius, Henri Dupuy de Lôme, André Gill, Prince August of Württemberg, and Sidney Gilchrist Thomas. After him are Ludvig Norman, Justo Rufino Barrios, William Thoms, Ernest Goüin, Ernst Falkbeer, and Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold.

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Among people born in Denmark, Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae ranks 404 out of 1,032Before him are Karin Michaëlis (1872), Wilhelm Bendz (1804), Jacob Riis (1849), Georg Mohr (1640), Benjamin Christensen (1879), and Johanne Luise Heiberg (1812). After him are Karl Aage Præst (1922), Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1685), Theodor Philipsen (1840), L. A. Ring (1854), Richard Martin West (1941), and Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1864).


Among archaeologists born in Denmark, Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae ranks 3Before him are Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788), and Peter Wilhelm Lund (1801).