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Paul Pelliot

1878 - 1945

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Paul Eugène Pelliot (28 May 1878 – 26 October 1945) was a French Sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts such as the Dunhuang manuscripts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Pelliot has received more than 85,486 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Paul Pelliot is the 24th most popular archaeologist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,761st most popular biography from France (up from 1,845th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Paul Pelliot ranks 24 out of 104Before him are Louis Leakey, Austen Henry Layard, Louis Agassiz, Leo Frobenius, Bogdan Filov, and Alcide d'Orbigny. After him are Leonard Woolley, Othniel Charles Marsh, Robert Ballard, Ami Boué, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, and George Gaylord Simpson.

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Among people born in 1878, Paul Pelliot ranks 53Before him are Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, Milan Hodža, Sadriddin Ayni, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Abdelaziz of Morocco, and Upton Sinclair. After him are Wallace Hartley, Stephen Timoshenko, Franz Schreker, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, C. Rajagopalachari, and Horacio Quiroga. Among people deceased in 1945, Paul Pelliot ranks 120Before him are Wolfgang Lüth, Walther Hewel, Mário de Andrade, Bogdan Filov, Albrecht Penck, and Robert Desnos. After him are Otto Kittel, Else Lasker-Schüler, Le Pétomane, Fritz Klingenberg, Robert Brasillach, and Seiichi Itō.

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Among people born in France, Paul Pelliot ranks 1,761 out of 6,011Before him are Princess Elisabeth of Savoy (1800), Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly (1508), Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772), Bernard Courtois (1777), Louise de Coligny (1555), and Leos Carax (1960). After him are Charles Huntziger (1880), Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844), Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758), Cabu (1938), Henri Delaunay (1883), and Jacques Ellul (1912).


Among archaeologists born in France, Paul Pelliot ranks 4Before him are Jean-François Champollion (1790), Austen Henry Layard (1817), and Alcide d'Orbigny (1802). After him are André Leroi-Gourhan (1911), Henri Breuil (1877), Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes (1788), Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821), Christiane Desroches Noblecourt (1913), Victor Loret (1859), François Bordes (1919), and André Parrot (1901).