Henry Francis Herbert Thompson

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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. [1] After careers in medicine and law (he was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1878 and called to the bar in 1882), [1] 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. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert (THM876HF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Thompson
(of Wimpole Street)