Champollion, Jean FrançoIse

Champollion, Jean Françoise a famous French Egyptologist, was born Dec. 23,1790, at Figeac. In 1816 he was appointed professor of history at the Academy of Grenoble, after having two years previously become known by his Egypte sous les Pharaons (Paris, 1814, 3 vols.). From 1828 to 1830 he traveled in Egypt, and after his return was called to the chair of Egyptology, which had been established for him in the College de la France. He died March 4, 1832, leaving, besides the above, De l'Ecriture Hieatique des Anciens Egyptiens (Grenoble, 1821): —Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique des Anciens Egyptiens (Paris, 1824, 1828): —Pantheons Egyptien (ibid. 1823). After his death was published, Grammaire Egyptienne (ibid. 1836-41, 3 vols.): —Monuments de l'Egypte et de la Nubie, etc. (1835-45, 5 vols.): — Dictionnaire Egyptien en Ecriture Hieroglyphique (1842-44). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B. P.)

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