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Gaston Maspero

noted French Egyptologist

1846   -   1916

country of citizenship: France, Kingdom of Italy
language of expression: French, Egyptian, Arabic
educated at: École normale supérieure (Paris), Lycée Louis-le-Grand
occupation: egyptologist, archaeologist, university teacher, historian, folklorist
award received: Commander of the Legion of Honour, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
position held: Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres

Sir Gaston Camille Charles Maspero (23 June 1846 – 30 June 1916) was a French Egyptologist known for popularizing the term "Sea Peoples" in an 1881 paper. Maspero's son, Henri Maspero, became a notable sinologist and scholar of East Asia.
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