V. Gordon Childe

1892 - 1957

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Vere Gordon Childe (14 April 1892 – 19 October 1957) was an Australian archaeologist who specialised in the study of European prehistory. He spent most of his life in the United Kingdom, working as an academic for the University of Edinburgh and then the Institute of Archaeology, London. He wrote twenty-six books during his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of V. Gordon Childe has received more than 366,350 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). V. Gordon Childe is the 7th most popular archaeologist (up from 9th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Australia and the most popular Australian Archaeologist.

Gordon Childe was a British archaeologist who was the first to use the term "Neolithic Revolution" to describe the development of agriculture and the domestication of animals.

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Among archaeologists, V. Gordon Childe ranks 7 out of 104Before him are Heinrich Schliemann, Jean-François Champollion, Theodor Mommsen, Howard Carter, Arthur Evans, and Edward Drinker Cope. After him are Marija Gimbutas, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis Agassiz, Zahi Hawass, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, and Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli.

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Among people born in 1892, V. Gordon Childe ranks 44Before him are Amanullah Khan, E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Corneille Heymans, and William P. Murphy. After him are Mary Pickford, Władysław Anders, Johannes Frießner, Erich Auerbach, Alexandre Koyré, and József Mindszenty. Among people deceased in 1957, V. Gordon Childe ranks 34Before him are Curzio Malaparte, Jože Plečnik, Heinrich Hoffmann, James Brendan Connolly, Eliot Ness, and Prince George of Greece and Denmark. After him are Richard E. Byrd, José Leandro Andrade, Erich Auerbach, Maurice Garin, Beniamino Gigli, and Hermann Buhl.

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Among people born in Australia, V. Gordon Childe ranks 21 out of 790Before him are Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Hugh Jackman (1968), Ned Kelly (1855), and Peter Singer (1946). After him are Margot Robbie (1990), P. L. Travers (1899), John Eccles (1903), Peter Weir (1944), Robin Warren (1937), and Tamam Shud case (1903).


Among archaeologists born in Australia, V. Gordon Childe ranks 1After him are Grafton Elliot Smith (1871).