Joseph Orbeli

1887 - 1961

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Joseph Orbeli (Armenian: Հովսեփ Աբգարի Օրբելի, Hovsep Abgari Orbeli; Russian: Иосиф Абгарович Орбели, romanized: Iosif Abgarovich Orbeli; 20 March (O.S. 8 March) 1887 – 2 February 1961) was a Soviet-Armenian orientalist, public figure and academician who specialized in medieval history of Transcaucasia and administered the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad from 1934 to 1951. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Orbeli has received more than 40,241 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Joseph Orbeli is the 71st most popular archaeologist (up from 80th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 154th in 2019) and the most popular Georgian Archaeologist.

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  • 19

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Over the past year Joseph Orbeli has had the most page views in the with 19,814 views, followed by Armenian (6,361), and English (5,927). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (292.76%), Catalan (225.84%), and Slovak (124.07%)


Among archaeologists, Joseph Orbeli ranks 71 out of 151Before him are André Parrot, Giuseppe Tucci, José Bonaparte, Pierre Montet, Peter Wilhelm Lund, and François Bordes. After him are Florentino Ameghino, Sven Nilsson, William F. Albright, Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, Sylvanus Morley, and Israel Finkelstein.

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Among people born in 1887, Joseph Orbeli ranks 172Before him are Alvin York, Courtney Hodges, Sam Warner, Thoralf Skolem, Louis Leon Thurstone, and Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg. After him are Rupert Brooke, Louise Arner Boyd, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Beach, Leevi Madetoja, and Pierre Jean Jouve. Among people deceased in 1961, Joseph Orbeli ranks 108Before him are Mazo de la Roche, Morris Travers, Walter Bedell Smith, Kateryna Bilokur, Susanna M. Salter, and Ruth Fischer. After him are Anselmo Alliegro y Milá, Ida Siekmann, Henri Deloge, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Elia Dalla Costa, and Kiyotake Kawaguchi.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Joseph Orbeli ranks 157 out of 406Before him are Mikael Tariverdiev (1931), Georgy Beriev (1903), David IX of Georgia (1400), Dodo Abashidze (1924), Ramaz Shengelia (1957), and Galaktion Tabidze (1891). After him are Benjamin Markarian (1913), Nana Jorjadze (1948), Revaz Chkheidze (1926), Boris Paichadze (1915), David V of Georgia (1113), and Mikheil Javakhishvili (1880).


Among archaeologists born in Georgia, Joseph Orbeli ranks 1