Leonard Woolley

1880 - 1960

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Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880 – 20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia. He is recognized as one of the first "modern" archaeologists who excavated in a methodical way, keeping careful records, and using them to reconstruct ancient life and history. Woolley was knighted in 1935 for his contributions to the discipline of archaeology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Woolley has received more than 209,960 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Leonard Woolley is the 28th most popular archaeologist (up from 35th in 2019), the 1,457th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,562nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Leonard Woolley ranks 28 out of 104Before him are Leo Frobenius, Paul Pelliot, Othniel Charles Marsh, Robert Ballard, Ernst Curtius, and George Gaylord Simpson. After him are André Leroi-Gourhan, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Bogdan Filov, Max Mallowan, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, and James Henry Breasted.

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Among people born in 1880, Leonard Woolley ranks 60Before him are John Boyd Orr, Jacques Thibaud, Abram Ioffe, Robert Stolz, Mitsumasa Yonai, and Grock. After him are Vasily Degtyaryov, Hajime Sugiyama, Archie Hahn, Ivar Kreuger, Yōsuke Matsuoka, and Marie-Louise Meilleur. Among people deceased in 1960, Leonard Woolley ranks 58Before him are Abram Ioffe, James Montgomery Flagg, José Antonio Aguirre, August Kopff, Edwin Fischer, and Maurice de Broglie. After him are Alexandre Benois, St John Philby, Véra Clouzot, Cedric Gibbons, Feroze Gandhi, and Bruno Loerzer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Leonard Woolley ranks 1,457 out of 6,924Before him are Jeremy Corbyn (1949), John Blow (1649), Frederick Delius (1862), Mark Phillips (1948), Thomas Wyatt (1503), and Angus Deaton (1945). After him are Robert Darwin (1766), Reginald Pole (1500), Glenda Jackson (1936), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), Kim Wilde (1960), and Guy Pearce (1967).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Leonard Woolley ranks 5Before him are Howard Carter (1874), Arthur Evans (1851), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), and Flinders Petrie (1853). After him are Max Mallowan (1904), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Alan Gardiner (1879), Charles Dawson (1864), Robert Broom (1866), George Smith (1840), and Colin Renfrew (1937).