Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE

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Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE

Birthplace: Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England UK
Death: 1956 (33-34)
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England UK (Traffic collision - Sep 6 1956 )
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt.-Col. Edward Francis Vereker Ventris, RA and Anna Dorothea Ventris
Husband of Lois Elizabeth Ventris
Father of Nikki Ventris and Private

Occupation: Architect, Archaeologist, Linguist
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Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE (12 July 1922 – 6 September 1956)

English linguist and architect who, along with John Chadwick and Alice Kober, deciphered Linear B,[http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cracking-the-code-the-decipherme...] a previously unknown ancient script discovered at Knossos by Arthur Evans. A prodigy in languages, Ventris had pursued the decipherment as a vocation since his adolescence. After creating a new field of study, Ventris died in an automobile accident a few weeks before the publication of his definitive work, Documents in Mycenaean Greek.

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Hertfordshire, England UK
Age 34
Hertfordshire, England UK