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List of famous antiquarians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top antiquarians in the world? This includes the most prominent antiquarians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable antiquarians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic antiquarians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned antiquarians.

List people include Elias Ashmole, Julian Cope and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known antiquarians to the lesser known antiquarians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the antiquarian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous antiquarians ever?" and "What are the names of famous antiquarians?" then you're in the right place. (77 items)
Su Song is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Antiquarians
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Su Song was a renowned Han Chinese polymath who was described as a scientist, mathematician, statesman, astronomer, cartographer, horologist, medical doctor, pharmacologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, mechanical and architectural engineer, poet, antiquarian, and ambassador of the Song Dynasty. Su Song was the engineer of a hydro-mechanical astronomical clock tower in medieval Kaifeng, which employed the use of an early escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism of Su's clock tower had been invented by Buddhist monk Yi Xing and government official Liang Lingzan in 725 AD to operate a water-powered armillary sphere, although Su's armillary sphere was the first to be provided with a ...more

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Elias Ashmole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Antiquarians
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Elias Ashmole was a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices. Ashmole was an antiquary with a strong Baconian leaning towards the study of nature. His library reflected his intellectual outlook, including works on English history, law, numismatics, chorography, alchemy, astrology, astronomy, and botany. Although he was one of the founding Fellows of the Royal Society, a key institution in the development of experimental science, his interests were antiquarian and mystical as well as ...more

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Guy Berryman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Antiquarians
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Guy Rupert Berryman is a Scottish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as the bassist for the groups Coldplay and Apparatjik. Berryman is left-handed but plays the bass right-handed. ...more

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Robert Beck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Antiquarians
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Robert Beck was the founder and owner of Robert Beck Gallery in San Anselmo, California. ...more

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