Jean Francois Champollion


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Noun1.Jean Francois Champollion - Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)Jean Francois Champollion - Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)
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"The Last of the Egyptians" is a collection of writings from French writer Gerard Mace on Jean Francois Champollion, the man credited with the break through of deciphering the Rosetta stone for understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics.
He also made major contributions to the decypherment of hieroglyphics, at the same time as the French scholar Jean Francois Champollion was engaged on the same task.