John Chadwick

1920 - 1998

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John Chadwick, (21 May 1920 – 24 November 1998) was an English linguist and classical scholar who was most notable for the decipherment, with Michael Ventris, of Linear B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Chadwick has received more than 127,558 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. John Chadwick is the 96th most popular linguist (down from 73rd in 2019), the 2,255th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,932nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Linguist.

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Among linguists, John Chadwick ranks 96 out of 214Before him are Albert Sechehaye, Adolf Erman, Stephen Krashen, Gustaf John Ramstedt, George Abraham Grierson, and Paul Ariste. After him are Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze, Michael Halliday, Alexander Potebnja, Johannes Schmidt, Yuen Ren Chao, and Đuro Daničić.

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Among people born in 1920, John Chadwick ranks 197Before him are Gordon Gould, Koichi Tohei, Leo McKern, Stan Ockers, Giuseppe Colombo, and Milton George Henschel. After him are Josefa Iloilo, Ali Sabri, Yusef Lateef, Chatichai Choonhavan, José Gonzalvo, and Stanko Todorov. Among people deceased in 1998, John Chadwick ranks 124Before him are Hans von Ohain, Theodor Oberländer, Jerome Robbins, Louis Dumont, Lia Manoliu, and Klaus Tennstedt. After him are Samuel Eilenberg, Keisuke Kinoshita, Qian Zhongshu, Nazim al-Qudsi, Norberto Méndez, and Antonio Saura.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Chadwick ranks 2,255 out of 8,785Before him are Jojo Moyes (1969), Rio Ferdinand (1978), W. V. D. Hodge (1903), Carl Palmer (1950), Limahl (1958), and Ken Robinson (1950). After him are Quentin Skinner (1940), John Glen (1932), John Vanbrugh (1664), Margaret of England (1240), David Mumford (1937), and Mark Rylance (1960).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, John Chadwick ranks 3Before him are William Jones (1746), and Robert Morrison (1782). After him are Michael Halliday (1925), Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), James Legge (1815), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), John Lyons (1932), Henry Liddell (1811), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), and John Rupert Firth (1890).