Jean Champollion
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Jean François Champollion (1790 - 1832)

Jean François Champollion
Born in Figeac, Lot, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Paris, Seine, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2018
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Premier à déchiffrer les hiéroglyphes, père de l’égyptologie, Champollion fit dire à Chateaubriand que « ses découvertes auront la durée des monuments immortels qu’elles nous ont fait connaître »[1]


Jean-François Champollion was born in France, where at age 10 he was introduced to Egyptian hieroglyphics, which he promised eventually to solve. He is younger brother to Jacques-Joseph

Jean-François was instrumental in deciphering the Rosetta Stone.

Jean-Francois died 4 March 1832 of apoplexy, cutting short his amazing work in Egyptology.

Professeur au Collège de France (1831-1832), archéologie.


  1. Bulletin pittoresque N.303 : Histoire et Patrimoine via @FrPittoresque
  • The Code Book, The Evolution of Secrets from Mary, Queen of Scots, to Quantum Cryptography, Simon Singh, 1996, pp. 211-217.

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