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Scharff, Alexander

  • Person
  • 1892-1950

German Egyptologist. Born, Frankfurt 1892. Died, Munich 1950. Educated Halle and Berlin. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Munich, 1923. Professor, 1932-50. Initially specialized in literary, religious, and philosophical texts, but later focussed more on the Predynastic period and archaeology. His most important contribution to the subject was his work on Egyptian chronology and his alignment with Western Asia's. Published extensively.

Schott, Siegfried Hugo Erdmann

  • Person
  • 1897-1971

German Egyptologist. Born, Berlin 1897. Died, Innsbruck 1971. Studied Egyptology under H. Ranke at Heidelberg, 1924, then with H. Junker and K. Sethe. Dr. Phil., 1926. Employed initially as an assistant in the Berlin Museum, and also worked at the German Archaeological Institute, Cairo. During his time in Egypt he translated texts collected by the German E. Delta expedition in 1929. Also worked for Chicago House, Luxor, as an epigraphist. Lecturer, Göttingen University, 1943. Professor of Egyptology, Heidelberg University, 1952. Professor of Egyptology, Göttingen University, 1956. Professor (emeritus), Göttingen University, 1965-71. Published extensively, especially religious texts.

Segal, Walter

  • Person
  • 1907-1985

Architect. Born, Berlin 1907. Died, London 1985. Son of painter Arthur Segal. Won a scholarship to study architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin, then Zürich, 1929-32. During this time he also became interested in joinery. His first commission, a small timber-framed house in Ascona, was for his father's patron, Bernhard Meyer, 1932. Worked as an archaeological surveyor in Egypt, whilst there began a study of furniture, focussing on the chairs and footstools from the tomb of Tutankhamun, 1935. Moved to London in 1936 to continue his studies at the British Museum. He then worked for interior and furniture designers, and for the Ministry of Supply during the War. Founded his own architectural practice, pioneering the design of inexpensive, self build, timber framed housing. He taught at the Architectural Association, 1944-8. Banister Fletcher Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, 1973. Taught at the Thames Polytechnic, 1976 onwards.

Simpson, James Parker

  • Person
  • 1841-1897

British businessman. Born, Leeds 1841. Died 1897. Began his own grain merchanting business in Northumberland in 1866, and built his first maltings at Alnwick in the early 1870s. The business flourished over the following twenty years supplying local breweries in the North of England. For health reasons, acting on advice from his doctor, he visited Egypt in 1888.

Smither, Paul Cecil

  • Person
  • 1913-1943

British Egyptologist. Born, Chiswick 1913. Died, Oxford 1943. Studied at Queen's College, Oxford, 1936. BA, 1939. Entered the Foreign Office in 1940. Specialized in Middle Egyptian. Published several articles in the <i>JEA</i>, including one with A. N. Dakin entitled 'The Semnah Despatches', and another on Middle Kingdom stelae in Queen's College, Oxford (now in the Ashmolean Museum).

Spiegelberg, Wilhelm

  • Person
  • 1870-1930

German Egyptologist and Demotist. Born, Hanover 1870. Died, Munich 1930. Educated at the Universities of Strasbourg, Berlin, and Paris, studying with J. Dümichen, A. Erman, and G. Maspero, respectively, 1888-92. Appointed Lecturer of Egyptology at Strasbourg University. He first concentrated on hieratic papyri especially the juristic texts, then on Coptic and Demotic studies, becoming one of the leading authorities in the field at that time. He published his acclaimed Coptic Dictionary, which was only superseded by W. E. Crum's work. Spiegelberg was a prolific author who wrote several hundred articles.

Stewart, William Arnold

  • Person
  • 1882-1953

British artist and designer. Born, Ilkley 1882. Died, High Wycombe 1953. Educated at Bradford Technical College and then the Royal College of Art. Chief textile designer, Lister and Co., Bradford. Moved to Cairo in 1911 to take up a post teaching at the Department of Art and Crafts in the Egyptian Ministry of Education, and was later the Principal of the School of Arts and Crafts. Worked for G. A. Reisner, reconstructing some of the furniture of Queen Hetepheres found at Gîza. In 1930 he was appointed Supervisor of Technical Education to the Palestine Government, and then later Controller of Light Industries. Retired 1947.

Thompson, (Sir) Henry Francis Herbert

  • Person
  • 1859-1944

British Coptologist and Demotist. Born, London 1859. Died, Bath 1944. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Studied Law and was called to the Bar, but did not pursue this as a career. At the direction of his father he studied medicine, but work in the biological laboratories at University College, London threatened his eyesight. Encouraged by Petrie who he met during his time at University College, he embarked on his Egyptological career at the age of forty, studying with Griffith and Crum. He specialized in Coptic and Demotic, and became eminent in this field. Fellow, University College; Hon. D.Litt. Oxford; FBA. He assisted with the compilation of Crum's Coptic Dictionary. Published several Demotic and Coptic papyri as well as contributions towards other books. He left provision in his will for the foundation of a chair of Egyptology at Cambridge.

Wild, James William

  • Person
  • 1814-1892

British architect. Born, Lincoln 1814. Died, London 1892. Assisted Lepsius's work in Egypt from 1842 onwards. Studied Arabic architecture in Cairo. When he returned to Britain he was appointed decorative architect to the Great Exhibition, 1851. Curator, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 1878-92.

Williams, John

  • Person
  • 1797-1874

British antiquarian and astronomer. Born, London 1797. Died, London 1874. Interested in Egyptology from a young age. Pioneered techniques using rubbings and impressions for recording monuments. Associate of Dr John Lee, whose collection was recorded by Williams. FSA. FRAS. Assistant Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, 1848-74. Member of the Chronological Institute. Also studied and published in Chinese studies.

Wilson, Robert (Robin) McLachlan

  • Person
  • 1916-2010

British New Testament and Gnostics scholar. Born, Gourock 1916. Died, Dundee 2010. Educated, Greenock Academy and Royal High School, Edinburgh. Awarded MA in Classics at Edinburgh University, followed by a degree in divinity with distinction in New Testament. Specialized in the origins of Gnosticism at Cambridge, PhD, 1945. Appointed minister at Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 1946. Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature, University of St Andrews, 1954. Awarded personal chair, and then the University Chair of Biblical Criticism, 1978. President then secretary of the Society for New Testament Studies. Edited <i>New Testament Studies</i>.

Wylie

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