Champollion-Figeac, Jean Jacques

Champollion-Figeac, Jean Jacques:

see under Champollion, Jean FrançoisChampollion, Jean François
, 1790–1832, French linguist and Egyptologist. He is considered the founder of the science of Egyptology. His first important accomplishment was his two-volume work on the geography of ancient Egypt, which appeared when he was 24.
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