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 (shäN-pô-lyôN′), Jean François 1790-1832.
French Egyptologist. Working from the Rosetta stone, in 1822 he became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Champollion

(French ʃɑ̃pɔljɔ̃)
n
(Biography) Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1790–1832, French Egyptologist, who deciphered the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone

Cham•pol•lion

(ʃɑ̃ pɔˈlyɔ̃)

n.
Jean François (ʒɑ̃) 1790–1832, French Egyptologist.
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Historical Relations The French campaign in Egypt, which lasted for three years between 1798 and 1801, contributed significantly to the cultural sphere, such as Jean-Francois Champollion inscribing the Rosetta Stone in 1799, opening the door for studying and exploring ancient Egyptian civilization.
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Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion.
The collections also include letters from Jean-Francois Champollion which shed light on the work of the man celebrated as the founding father of Egyptology.
Pride of place must go to Jean-Francois Champollion, the French scholar who first understood the strange symbols on the Rosetta Stone and thereby began the recovery of Egypt's incredible history - lost through ignorance of the Assyrian and Babylonian languages.
The French-born Jean-Francois Champollion, who deciphered the hieroglyphs, mentions an obscure sentence in the hieratic and hieroglyphic texts of the Rosetta Stone.
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt's Western Delta in 1799 led to the deciphering of the hieroglyphic script by Jean-Francois Champollion since the three scripts on the stone, in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek, conveyed the same information.
Jean-Francois Champollion was the first, and to many the greatest, hero of Egyptology" begins Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley's new preface to Champollion's Egyptian diary written in 1828-29.

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