Definition of Champollion

1. Noun. Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832).

Exact synonyms: Jean Francois Champollion
Generic synonyms: Egyptologist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Champollion

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Chambers
Chambertin
Chambéry
Chamicuro
Chamonix
Chamorro
Chamorros
Champ
Champagne
Champagne-Ardenne
Champaign
Champions League
Champlain
Champollion (current term)
Champs Elysees
Champy
Champy's fixative
Chan
Chana
Chanaan
Chanarin
Chance
Chance card
Chance cards
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellorsville
Chancy
Chandi

Literary usage of Champollion

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1. First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art: Compiled for the by National Art Library (Great Britain), Henry Cole, John Hungerford Pollen, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1870)
"Champollion le Jeune (JEAN FRANÇOIS). Rapport à son Excellence le Duc de ... Champollion le Jeune (JEAN FRANÇOIS). Essay on Dr. Young'i and M. Ch.'s System ..."

2. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"THE DECIPHERMENT OF EGYPTIAN WRITING BY Champollion Finally, ... This was in 1822, and Champollion then announced his discovery to the French Academy in ..."

3. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"To have had frequent occasion to introduce the name of Champollion, to whom we are so deeply indebted, without paying a just tribute to his talents, ..."

4. Miscellaneous Works of the Late Thomas Young by Thomas Young (1855)
"hommages. Vous savez combien je tiens à tout ce qui vous appartient et vous est cher. 21.—From M. Champollion to DR. YOUNG. ..."

5. The Westminster Review by John Chapman, Charles William Wason (1825)
"Par M. Champollion. Paris. 1822. An Account of some recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature and ... Par M. Champollion le Jeune. Paris. 1824. 8vo. ..."

6. Egypt's Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books by Baron Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Samuel Birch, Charles Herbert Cottrell (1867)
"Such was the state of Egyptian chronological science at the period when Champollion presented himself before the monuments of the nation with his ..."

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