John Gardner Wilkinson
John Gardner Wilkinson

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John Gardner Wilkinson 
Son of Rev John Wilkinson.
Date (from)(Date to)Event
5 October 1797 Born (Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire).
18161818Exeter College, Oxford (left without a degree).
18?? Joined army.
18211833In Egypt.
1837 Published 'Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. (first series).
1839 Knighted.
18411842In Egypt.
1841 Published 'Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. (second series).
18431844In Egypt.
1848 In Egypt.
1852 D.C.L. (Doctor of Civic Law), Oxford.
18551856In Egypt.
1856 Married Caloline Catherine Lucas (1822-1881), actress and botanist.
29 October 1875 Died (Llandovery, Wales).
Wilkinson was 'the father of British Egyptology' While in Egypt he learned Coptic and Arabic, studies hieroglyphics, and surveyed the Valley of the Kings and Thebes. He developed a chronology of the New Kindom dynasties as Thebes.
Literature: (Thompson).

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