Dossin, Georges

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Dossin, Georges Gender: M
Georges Gilles Joseph Dossin
born on 4 February 1896 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Liège, Belgium, 50n38, 5e34
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°11' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°41'


Belgian archaeologist, Assyriologist and art historian, credited with deciphering thousands of ancient tablets. Under the directorship of François Thureau-Dangin, he performed excavatory work at Arslan Tash (1928) and Til-Barsip (1931) in northern Syria, and later on, spent a number years working with André Parrot at the excavation site of Mari (1937–1939, 1951–1953).

He studied in Liège and Paris, earning doctorates in classical philology (1921) and oriental history and literature (1923). From 1924 to 1945 he taught classes on the art history of Asia Minor at the Institut Royal d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archeologie de Bruxelles, and in the meantime, taught various courses in the fields of art history and archaeology at the University of Liège (1924–1935); classes in Akkadian language at the Institut des Hautes Études de Belgique in Brussels (1929–39), and classes in oriental history and Assyro-Babylonian languages at the Université libre de Bruxelles (1935–1941).

After World War II, he continued work as a lecturer at the Institut des Hautes Études de Belgique (1945–1955) and at the Université libre de Bruxelles (1946–1951), eventually serving as a professor of Assyriology and comparative grammar of Semitic languages at the University of Liège (1951–1966).

He died on 8 December 1983, aged 87, in Liège.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin. Birth place of Wandre is now part of Liège.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Art : Art critic (Historian)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology (Archaeologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator