This Day In History
This Day In History
Monday, February 18, 2019

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Adam Olearius

Adam Olearius
(September 24, 1599 - February 22, 1671)
Adam Olearius, born Adam Ölschläger or Oehlschlaeger, was a German scholar, mathematician, geographer and librarian. He became secretary to the ambassador sent by Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, to the Shah of Persia, and published two books about the events and observations during his travels.
German scholar, scholar, mathematician, geographer

Jean-Francois Champollion

Jean-Francois Champollion
(December 23, 1790 - March 4, 1832)
Jean-François Champollion was a French classical scholar, philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Champollion published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs in 1822, showing that the Egyptian writing system was a combination of phonetic and ideographic signs.
French scholar, scholar, Egyptian hieroglyphs
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