Mortimer Wheeler

1890 - 1976

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Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler CH CIE MC TD (10 September 1890 – 22 July 1976) was a British archaeologist and officer in the British Army. Over the course of his career, he served as Director of both the National Museum of Wales and London Museum, Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India, and the founder and Honorary Director of the Institute of Archaeology in London, in addition to writing twenty-four books on archaeological subjects. Born in Glasgow to a middle-class family, Wheeler was raised largely in Yorkshire before moving to London in his teenage years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mortimer Wheeler has received more than 430,679 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Mortimer Wheeler is the 108th most popular archaeologist (down from 97th in 2019), the 4,306th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,239th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Mortimer Wheeler ranks 108 out of 104Before him are John M. Allegro, Meave Leakey, Grafton Elliot Smith, Boris Piotrovsky, Colin Groves, and Ian Hodder. After him are Stith Thompson, Klaus Schmidt, Paolo Orsi, Phillip V. Tobias, Alexey Okladnikov, and Bernard Pyne Grenfell.

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Among people born in 1890, Mortimer Wheeler ranks 197Before him are Ichiya Kumagae, Marc Wright, Konstantinos Georgakopoulos, Grigory Landsberg, Harry Babcock, and Hatı Çırpan. After him are Verna Felton, Eoin O'Duffy, Imre Zachár, Jean Piot, Alma Richards, and Alice Joyce. Among people deceased in 1976, Mortimer Wheeler ranks 207Before him are Norman Foster, DeHart Hubbard, María Corda, Jimmy Garrison, Martín Luis Guzmán, and Armen Ohanian. After him are John A. Costello, Stith Thompson, John Ainsworth-Davis, Mario Alborta, Camilo Ponce Enríquez, and Muhammad Sakizli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mortimer Wheeler ranks 4,306 out of 7,765Before him are Elizabeth Spriggs (1929), Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844), Jimmy Armfield (1935), George Peacock (1791), Harry Mallin (1892), and Ernest Mangnall (1866). After him are A. V. Dicey (1835), R. M. Ballantyne (1825), Polly Walker (1966), John André (1750), Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (1866), and Tom Clarke (1858).

Among ARCHAEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among archaeologists born in United Kingdom, Mortimer Wheeler ranks 26Before him are John O. Westwood (1805), James Quibell (1867), John M. Allegro (1923), Meave Leakey (1942), Colin Groves (1942), and Ian Hodder (1948). After him are Bernard Pyne Grenfell (1869), Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871), Grahame Clark (1907), and Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827).