Michael Ventris

1922 - 1956

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Michael George Francis Ventris, (; 12 July 1922 – 6 September 1956) was an English architect, classicist and philologist who deciphered Linear B, the ancient Mycenaean Greek script. A student of languages, Ventris had pursued decipherment as a personal vocation since his adolescence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ventris has received more than 195,374 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Michael Ventris is the 188th most popular architect (down from 177th in 2019), the 1,446th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,298th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Architect.

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Among architects, Michael Ventris ranks 188 out of 424Before him are Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, William Le Baron Jenney, François Blondel, Kevin Roche, Nefermaat, and Jean Prouvé. After him are Giuseppe Terragni, Carl Ludvig Engel, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Carl Ritter von Ghega, Roberto Burle Marx, and Pierre Jeanneret.

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Among people born in 1922, Michael Ventris ranks 122Before him are Jean-Pierre Rampal, Juan Antonio Bardem, José Froilán González, Bernardin Gantin, Kevin Roche, and Tadeusz Borowski. After him are John B. Goodenough, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, Susanna Agnelli, Manuel Fraga, Charles M. Schulz, and Fikret Amirov. Among people deceased in 1956, Michael Ventris ranks 64Before him are Preston Tucker, Infante Alfonso of Spain, Alben W. Barkley, Miklós Nyiszli, Ernst Robert Curtius, and Ludwig Klages. After him are Julien Benda, Alexander Korda, Hermann Abendroth, Erhard Raus, Clifford Brown, and Mir Jafar Baghirov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Ventris ranks 1,446 out of 6,924Before him are Glenn Tipton (1947), Peter Vaughan (1923), Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Robert Filmer (1588), John Hume (1937), and Tom Pryce (1949). After him are Julian of Norwich (1342), Alfonso de Portago (1928), Peter Yates (1929), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), John Blow (1649), and Frederick Delius (1862).

Among ARCHITECTS In United Kingdom

Among architects born in United Kingdom, Michael Ventris ranks 9Before him are Ebenezer Howard (1850), Robert Adam (1728), James Stirling (1926), Inigo Jones (1573), John Nash (1752), and Joseph Paxton (1803). After him are William Kent (1685), Archibald Leitch (1865), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Augustus Pugin (1812), Charles Barry (1795), and Ralph Erskine (1914).