List of Coptologists

Coptic Saints

This article contains a list of 34 Coptologists. Coptology is the science of the study of Coptic language and literature. The first Coptologist listed below without any question was born in 1807 and was named William Bell Macdonald.

Here is a useful pie chart I created to help visualize some of the data;

^This chart may not represent the current article. It may be updated when significant changes are made to the article.

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1602-1680 – Athanasius Kircher? (German)

1807-1862 – William Bell Macdonald (Scottish)

1850-1915 – Émile Amélineau (French)

1857-1934 – Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (English)

1858-1941 – Henri Eugene Xavier Loius Hyvernat (French/American)

1865-1944 – Walter Ewing Crum (Scottish)

1868-1918 – Claudius Iohannes Labib (Egyptian)

1868-1938 – Carl Schmidt (German)

1884-1964 – Gorgi Sobhi (Egyptian)

1897-1977 – Oswald Hugh Eqart KHS-Burmester (English)

1898-1988 – Aziz Suryal Atiya (Egyptian)

1899-1930 – Menassa Youhanna (Egyptian)

1903-1999 – Hilde Zaloscer (Bosnian)

1905-1991 – Hans Jakob Polotsky (Israeli)

1905-1994 – Pahor Labib (Egyptian)

1906-1984 – Labib Habachi (Egyptian)

1909-1999 – Werner Vycichl (Austrian/Hungarian)

1910-1992 – Jozef Vergote (Flemish)

1910-1994 – Iris Habib Elmasry (Egyptian)

1910-1999 – John Martin “Jack” Plumley (English)

1922-2006 – Fayek Matta Ishak (Egyptian/Canadian)

1925-2005 – Otto Friedrich August Meinardus (German)

1926-2013 – Marian Robertson Wilson (American)

1927-2013 – Rodolphe Kasser (Swiss)

1938-present – Helmut Satzinger (Austrian)

1938-present – Samir Khalil Samir (Egyptian Jesuit)

1940-present – Scott Kent Brown (American)

1941-present – Nabila Erian (Egyptian)

1947-present – Gawdat Gabra (German?)

1951-present – Einar Thomassen (Norwegian)

1952-present? – Stephen Emmel (American)

1957-present – Christian Cannuyer (Belgian)

1964-present – John Laurence Gee (American)

1965-2003 – Sarah Joanne Clackson (English)

1978-present – Alin Suciu (Romanian)

alive – Charles Wilfred Griggs (American)

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References;

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

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