List of Assyriologists

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This article contains a list of 120 Assyriologists. There first name on the list is Johannes Hendricus van der Palm. He was born in 1763.

This chart provides a summary of the following names by nationality.

This chart is based upon the initial publication. The stats may not reflect the current list.

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The current list is as follows;

1763-1840 – Johannes Hendricus van der Palm (Dutch)

1787-1820 – Claudius Rich (English)

1789-1835 – Hendrik Arent Hamaker (Dutch)

1792-1866 – Edward Hincks (Irish)

1795-1855 – Fulgence Fresnel (French)

1795-1872 – Edwin Norris (English)

1800-1877 – Henry Fox Talbot (English)

1810-1895 – Sir Henry Rawlinson (English)

1816-1882 – Adrien Prévost de Longpérier (French)

1817-1894 – Austen Henry Layard (English)

1820-1858 – William Loftus (English)

1820-1899 – Joachim Menant (French)

1825-1905 – Julius Oppert (French/German)

1826-1910 – Hormuzd Rassam (Iraqi/English)

1827-1917 – Joseph Halévy (French)

1828-1886 – Henry Adrian Churchill (English)

1832-1901 – Ernest de Sarzec (French)

1835-1894 – Joseph Epping (German)

1836-1908 – Eberhard Schrader (German)

1837-1883 – François Lenormant (French)

1840-1876 – George Smith (English)

1845-1933 – Archibald Sayce (English)

1849-1889 – Arthur Amiaud (French)

1850-1922 – Friedrich Delitzsch (German)

1851-1861 – John George Taylor (English)

1853-1921 – Henri Pognon (French)

1856-1914 – Christopher Johnston, M.D., Ph.D. (American)

1856-1934 – Theophilus Pinches (English)

1857-1920 – Claude Hermann Walter Johns (English)

1858-1926 – Hermann Hugo Paul Haupt (German/American)

1858-1940 – Jean-Vicnent Scheil (French)

1859-1922 – Carl Bezold (German)

1859-1925 – Hermann Volrath Hilprecht (German/American)

1861-1921 – Morris Jastrow Jr. (American)

1861-1924 – Joseph Étienne Gautier (French)

1862-1928 – Jules-Justin Sauveplane (French)

1862-1929 – Franz Xaver Kugler (German)

1863-1913 – Hugo Winckler (German)

1864-1935 – Alfred Jeremias (German)

1866-1925 – Albert Tobias Clay (American)

1869-1919 – Leonard William King (English)

1869-1964 – Charles Fosse (French)

1869-1964 – William Henry Boulton (English)

1872-1944 – François Thureau-Dangin (French)

1874-1941 – Moses Schorr (Polish)

1874-1944 – Louis-Joseph Delaporte (French)

1876-1923 – Maurice Pézard (French)

1876-1937 – Stephen Herbert Langdon (American/British)

1876-1941 – Reginald Campbell Thompson (English)

1876-1952 – Mary Inda Hussey (American)

1877-1964 – Georges Contenau (French)

1880-1960 – Leonard Woolley (English)

1881-1940 – Henri de Genouillac (French)

1881-1958 – Arno Poebel (German)

1881-1966 – Édouard Paul Dhorme (French)

1885-1933 – Edward Chiera (American)

1886-1954 – Harri Gustaf Holma (Finnish)

1889-1979 – Sidney Smith (English)

1890-1968 – Benno Landsberger (Austrian/German)

1892-1975 – Godfrey Rolles Driver (English)

1897-1990 – Samuel Noah Kramer (American)

1900-1975 – Jean Nougayrol (French)

1901-1980 – André Parrot (French)

1902-1965 – Ephraim Avigdor Speiser (Polish/American)

1904-1974 – Adolf Leo Oppenheim (Austrian/American)

1904-1974 – René Labat (French)

1904-1993 – Thorkild Jacobsen (Danish)

1906-1966 – Adam Falkenstein (German)

1906-1980 – Richard Treadwell Hallock (American)

1907-1955 – Alexander Heidel (American)

1907-1985 – Ignace Jay Gelb (American)

1908-1942 – Leonie Zuntz (German)

1908-1993 – Barbara Parker-Mallowan (English)

1908-1996 – Wolfram von Soden (German)

1911-2001 – Oliver Gurney (English)

1912-1984 – Taha Baqir (Iraqi)

1912-1999 – Raymond-Jacques Tournay (French)

1913-2005 – Giovanni Semerano (Italian)

1914-1991 – Emmanuel Laroche (French)

1914-1999 – George Roux (French)

1914-2007 – Jean Bottéro (French)

1914-present – Muazzez Ilmiya Çig (Turkish)

1915-1981 – Armas Salonen (Finnish)

1915-1983 – Abraham Sachs (American)

1918-2010 – Donald Wiseman (English)

1920-2005 – Henry William Frederick Saggs (English)

1921-2000 – William Lambert Moran (American)

1921-present? – James Kinnier Wilson (English)

1924-2005 – Erica Reiner (American)

1924-2006 – Paul Garelli (French)

1926-2011 – Wilfred George Lambert (English)

1926-2019 – Miguel Civil (American)

1928-2015 – William Wolfgang Hallo (American)

1928-present – Liane Jakob-Rost (German)

1929-2010 – Riekele Borger (Dutch/German)

1930-2004 – Dietz-Otto Edzard (German)

1935-present – Klaas Roelof Veenhof (Dutch)

1937-present – Alan Millard (English)

1940-present – Jean-Marie Durand (French)

1943-present – Paul Y. Hoskisson (American)

1943-present – Simo Kaarlo Antero Parpola (Finnish)

1943-present – Stephanie Dalley (English)

1944-present – Jean-Jacques Glassner (French)

1945-present – Nicholas Postgate (English)

1950-2007 – Michael Patrick O’Connor (American)

1950-2011 – Donny George Youkhanna (Iraqi)

1951-2004 – Jeremy Black (English)

1951-present – Gwendolyn Leick (Austrian/British)

1951-present – Irving Finkel (English)

1952-present – Francesca Rochberg(Halton) (American)

1954-present – Dominique Charpin (French)

1957-present – Daniel E. Fleming (American)

1958-present – Stefan Maul (German)

1962-present – Cécile Michel (French)

1962-present – Zainab Bahrani (Iraqi)

1972-present – Karen Radner (Austrian)

1977-present – Saana Svärd (Finnish)

alive – Robert D. Biggs (American)

alive – Matthew Stolper (American)

alive – Michael Roaf (English)

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American

There are 21 Americans. They are;

1856-1914 – Christopher Johnston, M.D., Ph.D. (American)

1861-1921 – Morris Jastrow Jr. (American)

1866-1925 – Albert Tobias Clay (American)

1876-1937 – Stephen Herbert Langdon (American/British)

1876-1952 – Mary Inda Hussey (American)

1885-1933 – Edward Chiera (American)

1897-1990 – Samuel Noah Kramer (American)

1906-1980 – Richard Treadwell Hallock (American)

1907-1955 – Alexander Heidel (American)

1907-1985 – Ignace Jay Gelb (American)

1915-1983 – Abraham Sachs (American)

1921-2000 – William Lambert Moran (American)

1924-2005 – Erica Reiner (American)

1926-2019 – Miguel Civil (American)

1928-2015 – William Wolfgang Hallo (American)

1943-present – Paul Y. Hoskisson (American)

1950-2007 – Michael Patrick O’Connor (American)

1952-present – Francesca Rochberg(Halton) (American)

1957-present – Daniel E. Fleming (American)

alive – Robert D. Biggs (American)

alive – Matthew Stolper (American)

Austrian

There are 4 Austrian. They are;

1890-1968 – Benno Landsberger (Austrian/German)

1904-1974 – Adolf Leo Oppenheim (Austrian/American)

1951-present – Gwendolyn Leick (Austrian/British)

1972-present – Karen Radner (Austrian)

Danish

There is 1 Danish. He is;

1904-1993 – Thorkild Jacobsen (Danish)

Dutch

There are 4 Dutch. They are;

1763-1840 – Johannes Hendricus van der Palm (Dutch)

1789-1835 – Hendrik Arent Hamaker (Dutch)

1929-2010 – Riekele Borger (Dutch/German)

1935-present – Klaas Roelof Veenhof (Dutch)

English

There are 30 English. They are;

1787-1820 – Claudius Rich (English)

1795-1872 – Edwin Norris (English)

1800-1877 – Henry Fox Talbot (English)

1810-1895 – Sir Henry Rawlinson (English)

1817-1894 – Austen Henry Layard (English)

1820-1858 – William Loftus (English)

1828-1886 – Henry Adrian Churchill (English)

1840-1876 – George Smith (English)

1845-1933 – Archibald Sayce (English)

1851-1861 – John George Taylor (English)

1856-1934 – Theophilus Pinches (English)

1857-1920 – Claude Hermann Walter Johns (English)

1869-1919 – Leonard William King (English)

1869-1964 – William Henry Boulton (English)

1876-1941 – Reginald Campbell Thompson (English)

1880-1960 – Leonard Woolley (English)

1889-1979 – Sidney Smith (English)

1892-1975 – Godfrey Rolles Driver (English)

1908-1993 – Barbara Parker-Mallowan (English)

1911-2001 – Oliver Gurney (English)

1918-2010 – Donald Wiseman (English)

1920-2005 – Henry William Frederick Saggs (English)

1921-present? – James Kinnier Wilson (English)

1926-2011 – Wilfred George Lambert (English)

1937-present – Alan Millard (English)

1943-present – Stephanie Dalley (English)

1945-present – Nicholas Postgate (English)

1951-2004 – Jeremy Black (English)

1951-present – Irving Finkel (English)

alive – Michael Roaf (English)

Finnish

They are 4 Finnish. They are;

1886-1954 – Harri Gustaf Holma (Finnish)

1915-1981 – Armas Salonen (Finnish)

1943-present – Simo Kaarlo Antero Parpola (Finnish)

1977-present – Saana Svärd (Finnish)

French

There are 31 French. They are;

1795-1855 – Fulgence Fresnel (French)

1816-1882 – Adrien Prévost de Longpérier (French)

1820-1899 – Joachim Menant (French)

1825-1905 – Julius Oppert (French/German)

1827-1917 – Joseph Halévy (French)

1832-1901 – Ernest de Sarzec (French)

1837-1883 – François Lenormant (French)

1849-1889 – Arthur Amiaud (French)

1853-1921 – Henri Pognon (French)

1858-1940 – Jean-Vicnent Scheil (French)

1861-1924 – Joseph Étienne Gautier (French)

1862-1928 – Jules-Justin Sauveplane (French)

1869-1964 – Charles Fosse (French)

1872-1944 – François Thureau-Dangin (French)

1874-1944 – Louis-Joseph Delaporte (French)

1876-1923 – Maurice Pézard (French)

1877-1964 – Georges Contenau (French)

1881-1940 – Henri de Genouillac (French)

1881-1966 – Édouard Paul Dhorme (French)

1900-1975 – Jean Nougayrol (French)

1901-1980 – André Parrot (French)

1904-1974 – René Labat (French)

1912-1999 – Raymond-Jacques Tournay (French)

1914-1991 – Emmanuel Laroche (French)

1914-1999 – George Roux (French)

1914-2007 – Jean Bottéro (French)

1924-2006 – Paul Garelli (French)

1940-present – Jean-Marie Durand (French)

1944-present – Jean-Jacques Glassner (French)

1954-present – Dominique Charpin (French)

1962-present – Cécile Michel (French)

German

There are 16 Germans. They are;

1835-1894 – Joseph Epping (German)

1836-1908 – Eberhard Schrader (German)

1850-1922 – Friedrich Delitzsch (German)

1858-1926 – Hermann Hugo Paul Haupt (German/American)

1859-1922 – Carl Bezold (German)

1859-1925 – Hermann Volrath Hilprecht (German/American)

1862-1929 – Franz Xaver Kugler (German)

1863-1913 – Hugo Winckler (German)

1864-1935 – Alfred Jeremias (German)

1881-1958 – Arno Poebel (German)

1906-1966 – Adam Falkenstein (German)

1908-1942 – Leonie Zuntz (German)

1908-1996 – Wolfram von Soden (German)

1928-present – Liane Jakob-Rost (German)

1930-2004 – Dietz-Otto Edzard (German)

1958-present – Stefan Maul (German)

Iraqi

There are 4 Iraqis. They are;

1826-1910 – Hormuzd Rassam (Iraqi/English)

1912-1984 – Taha Baqir (Iraqi)

1950-2011 – Donny George Youkhanna (Iraqi)

1962-present – Zainab Bahrani (Iraqi)

Irish

There is 1 Irish. He is;

1792-1866 – Edward Hincks (Irish)

Italian

There is 1 Italian. He is;

1913-2005 – Giovanni Semerano (Italian)

Polish

There are 2 Polish. They are;

1874-1941 – Moses Schorr (Polish)

1902-1965 – Ephraim Avigdor Speiser (Polish/American)

Turkish

There is 1 Turkish. She is;

1914-present – Muazzez Ilmiya Çig (Turkish)

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References;

(1) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Assyriologists

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