Brugsch, Heinrich Karl
Born: Feb 18, 1827 AD
Died: 1894 AD, at 67 years of age.
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.
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