Yuri Knorozov

1922 - 1999

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Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Кноро́зов; 19 November 1922 – 31 March 1999) was a Soviet linguist, epigrapher and ethnographer, who is particularly renowned for the pivotal role his research played in the decipherment of the Maya script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Knorozov has received more than 118,650 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Yuri Knorozov is the 47th most popular archaeologist (up from 56th in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 409th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Yuri Knorozov ranks 47 out of 104Before him are Charles Dawson, Robert Broom, Paul-Émile Botta, George Smith, Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, and Spyridon Marinatos. After him are Johan Gunnar Andersson, Margaret Murray, Hormuzd Rassam, Colin Renfrew, Florentino Ameghino, and André Parrot.

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Among people born in 1922, Yuri Knorozov ranks 205Before him are Władysław Bartoszewski, Hal Clement, Saad el-Shazly, René Lévesque, Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, and Eusebio Tejera. After him are John Christopher, Jock Stein, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Bigode, Burt Kennedy, and Emile Habibi. Among people deceased in 1999, Yuri Knorozov ranks 113Before him are Oswaldo Guayasamín, Fritz Fischer, Milt Jackson, Alf Ramsey, Rudi Glöckner, and Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov. After him are Lee Falk, Susan Strasberg, Karekin I, Dmitry Likhachov, Grover Washington Jr., and Carlos Hathcock.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Yuri Knorozov ranks 407 out of 913Before him are Manès Sperber (1905), Anatoly Onoprienko (1959), Vitold Fokin (1932), Leonid Kanevsky (1939), Georges Florovsky (1893), and Maximilian Voloshin (1877). After him are Leonid Bykov (1928), Ivan Martinov (1771), Georgi Todorov (1858), Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890), Stanisław Skrowaczewski (1923), and Nonna Mordyukova (1925).


Among archaeologists born in Ukraine, Yuri Knorozov ranks 1