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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 110,149 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Chadwick is the 71st most popular linguist (up from 82nd in 2019), the 1,937th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,116th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Linguist.

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Among linguists, John Chadwick ranks 71 out of 161Before him are Karl Brugmann, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Matthias Castrén, Émile Littré, Vasili Eroshenko, and Max Nettlau. After him are Ramón Menéndez Pidal, Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke, Louis de Beaufront, Carl Brockelmann, Joshua Fishman, and Johannes Aavik.

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Among people born in 1920, John Chadwick ranks 155Before him are Eva Dahlbeck, Ben Ferencz, Eduardo Mondlane, Lazar Mojsov, Lê Đức Anh, and Emilio Colombo. After him are Captain Tom, Zao Wou-Ki, Jean Carmet, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, and Philippa Foot. Among people deceased in 1998, John Chadwick ranks 106Before him are Archie Moore, Slava Metreveli, Nino Ferrer, Aymoré Moreira, Barry Goldwater, and Antonio Quarracino. After him are Juan José Nogués, Mancur Olson, Kamala Sohonie, Genrich Altshuller, Beatrice Wood, and Anatoly Rybakov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Chadwick ranks 1,937 out of 7,765Before him are Mary Astell (1666), John Badham (1939), Martin Rees (1942), Thom Yorke (1968), Robert Fortune (1812), and Adele (1988). After him are James Ferguson (1797), Bobby Sands (1954), Sylvester McCoy (1943), John Loudon McAdam (1756), K. K. Downing (1951), and Bob Peck (1945).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, John Chadwick ranks 4Before him are William Jones (1746), Michael Halliday (1925), and Robert Morrison (1782). After him are Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), James Legge (1815), John Eliot (1604), Henry Liddell (1811), and John Rupert Firth (1890).