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Karl Richard Lepsius

1810 - 1884

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Karl Richard Lepsius (Latin: Carolus Richardius Lepsius) (23 December 1810 – 10 July 1884) was a pioneering Prussian Egyptologist, linguist and modern archaeologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Richard Lepsius has received more than 100,681 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Karl Richard Lepsius is the 17th most popular archaeologist (up from 19th in 2019), the 1,272nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,381st in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Karl Richard Lepsius ranks 17 out of 104Before him are Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Oscar Montelius, Aurel Stein, and Flinders Petrie. After him are Louis Leakey, Austen Henry Layard, Louis Agassiz, Leo Frobenius, Bogdan Filov, and Alcide d'Orbigny.

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Among people born in 1810, Karl Richard Lepsius ranks 20Before him are Otto Nicolai, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Ernst Kummer, Elizabeth Gaskell, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, and Henri Victor Regnault. After him are Francesco Maria Piave, Fanny Elssler, Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, Constant Troyon, Oliver Winchester, and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie. Among people deceased in 1884, Karl Richard Lepsius ranks 14Before him are Marie Bashkirtseff, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Alfred Brehm, Allan Pinkerton, and Hans Makart. After him are Hermann Kolbe, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Paul Abadie, Fanny Elssler, Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal, and Alexander, Prince of Orange.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Richard Lepsius ranks 1,272 out of 6,142Before him are Bernt Notke (1435), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1857), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), and Heinz Linge (1913). After him are Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Samuel Scheidt (1587), George, Duke of Saxony (1471), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), and Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741).


Among archaeologists born in Germany, Karl Richard Lepsius ranks 4Before him are Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Theodor Mommsen (1817), and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752). After him are Leo Frobenius (1873), Ami Boué (1794), Wilhelm Dörpfeld (1853), Ernst Curtius (1814), Halet Çambel (1916), Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827), Ernst Herzfeld (1879), and Rudolf Wagner (1805).