Champollion, Jean François (17901832)

Champollion, Jean François, a celebrated French Egyptologist, born in Figeac, dep. of Lot; early gave himself to the study of Coptic and Egyptian antiquities; was the first to decipher the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt, a great discovery; conducted a scientific expedition to Egypt in 1828, and returned in 1830 with the fruits of his researches; a chair of Egyptology was in consequence instituted in the College of France, and he was installed as the first professor; his writings on the science, of which he laid the foundation, are numerous (17901832).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Champlain, Samuel de * Champs-Elysées
Chambre Ardente
Chamfort
Chamillard
Chamisso, Adalbert von
Chamouni, or Chamonix
Chamousset
Champagne
Champ-de-Mars
Champlain`
Champlain, Samuel de
Champollion, Jean François
Champs-Elysées
Chancellor, Richard
Chandernagore
Chandler, Richard
Chandos
Chandos, John
Changarnier, Nicolas
Channel, The English
Channel Islands
Channing, William Ellery