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Jean-Jacques Barthélemy

French writer and numismatist

1716   -   1795

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: anthropologist, archaeologist, religious servant, numismatist, writer
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society
position held: seat 19 of the Académie française

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Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (20 January 1716 – 30 April 1795) was a French scholar who became the first person to decipher an extinct language. He deciphered the Palmyrene alphabet in 1754 and the Phoenician alphabet in 1758.
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