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Brugsch, Heinrich Karl

Born: 1827 AD
Died: 1894 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Educators

1827 – Born on February 18th in Berlin, Prussia, Germany. German Egyptologist who pioneered in deciphering demotic, the simplified script of the later Egyptian periods.

1853 – Brugsch was sent to Egypt by the Prussian government and met there the noted French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.

         –  He then worked in the Berlin Museum.

1860 – He was sent to Persia on a special mission under Baron Minutoli, traveled over the country, and after Minutoli’s death discharged the functions of ambassador.

1864 – He was consul at Cairo.

1868 – Became a professor at Göttingen.

1870 – He was the director of the school of Egyptology, founded at Cairo by the khedive.

1876 – He was Egyptian Commissioner General at the Philadelphia World Exposition.

1881 – He had been made a pasha by the khedive.

1894 – Died on September 9th in Charlottenburg, near Berlin.

         – He published his autobiography, concluding with a warm panegyric upon British rule in Egypt.