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Jean-Françoise Champollion—Revisiting his illnesses and death

Maureen Hirthler Richard Hutchison Bradenton, Florida   Portrait of Champollion (1790–1832). Oil painting by Léon Cognie1, 1831. Louvre Museum. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. “I’ve found it!” In 1822, Jean-Françoise Champollion (December 23, 1790 – March 4, 1832) told his brother he had a breakthrough in deciphering the Rosetta Stone, then collapsed to the floor. He […]