Yuri Knorozov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Yuri Knorozov

Soviet and Russian mesoamericanist

Date of Birth: 19-Nov-1922

Place of Birth: Pivdenne, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 30-Mar-1999

Profession: historian, egyptologist, archaeologist, anthropologist, linguist

Nationality: Russia

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Yuri Knorozov

  • Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Russian: ?´??? ???????´????? ?????´???; (1922-11-19)19 November 1922 – (1999-03-31)31 March 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.

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