Yuri Knorozov
historian, egyptologist, archaeologist, anthropologist, linguist
Yuri Knorozov
Yuri Knorozov
Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Russian: Юрий Валентинович Кнорозов; November 19, 1922 – March 31, 1999) was a Russian linguist, epigrapher and ethnographer, who is particularly renowned for the pivotal role his research played in the decipherment of the Maya script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica.
Place of birth:Pivdenne
Date of birth:19 November 1922
Date of death:30 March 1999