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Sir Henry Francis Herbert Thompson, 2nd Baronet (2 April 1859 – 26 May 1944) was a British Egyptologist.
Henry Thompson was born in London on 2 April 1859, the son of Sir Henry Thompson, 1st Baronet and Kate Fanny Loder, the English composer and pianist. He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge.After careers in medicine and law (he was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1878 and called to the bar in 1882), he became interested in Egyptology. He was a lecturer and fellow at University College London, and chairman of the Golders Green Crematorium. There is a chair established in his name at Cambridge University; the Sir Herbert Thompson Professor of Egyptology.
He died on 26 May 1944 in Bath.
Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD. A practitioner of the discipline is an "Egyptologist". In Europe, particularly on the Continent, Egyptology is primarily regarded as being a philological discipline, while in North America it is often regarded as a branch of archaeology.
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet, was a British statesman and man of letters. He is best known for preserving the peace in 1862 when the British cabinet debated intervention into the American Civil War. Proponents such as Chancellor of the Exchequer William Gladstone, Foreign Minister Russell and Prime Minister Palmerston favored the Confederacy. They worried about the danger of an extremely bloody race war in the United States, and wanted to restore the supply of urgently needed raw cotton for the Lancashire textile industry. Lewis was a strong opponent, warning that there were very high risks to British interests. His views finally prevailed and the British remained neutral throughout the Civil War.
The Cambridge Apostles is an intellectual society at the University of Cambridge founded in 1820 by George Tomlinson, a Cambridge student who went on to become the first Bishop of Gibraltar.
Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Baronet (1606–1682), was an English traveller, historian and a gentleman of the bedchamber of King Charles I while Charles was in the custody of Parliament.
Francis Llewellyn Griffith was an eminent British Egyptologist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Stephen Ranulph Kingdon Glanville, MBE was an English historian and egyptologist.
Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, 1st Baronet was a financier and one of the leading figures in the Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom.
Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson, 1st Baron Knaresborough was a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1880 and 1905 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Knaresborough.
There have been seven baronetcies created for persons with the surname Thompson, one in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and five in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Three of the creations are extinct while four are extant. See also Thomson baronets and Meysey-Thompson baronets.
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th Baronet was a Welsh Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1841 to 1885.
Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid, 2nd Baronet was an Anglo-Jewish barrister and politician.
Six baronetcies have been held by Grants.
Henry Thompson may refer to:
John David Ray is a British Egyptologist and academic. He is the current Sir Herbert Thompson Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. His principal field of interest covers the Late and Hellenistic periods of Egypt, with special reference to documents in the demotic script, and he is also known for deciphering the Carian script, a writing system used by Anatolian mercenaries who fought for the late-period Egyptians.
Sir Henry Thompson, 1st Baronet, was a British surgeon and polymath.
Sir Harry Stephen Meysey-Thompson, 1st Baronet (1809–1874) was Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby between 1859 and 1865.
John Martin "Jack" Plumley, was a British Anglican priest, Egyptologist and academic. Having served as a priest in the Church of England, he was Sir Herbert Thompson Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge from 1957 to 1977.
The title of Professor of Egyptology may refer to the holders of one of the following professorial chairs:
Nora Macdonald Griffith was a Scottish Egyptologist, archaeologist, illustrator and conservator. On the death of her husband, the eminent Egyptologist Francis Llewellyn Griffith, she founded and endowed the Griffith Institute at Oxford University with their joint fortunes and collections.
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