Reisner, George Andrew
- Stephen L. Dyson
Reisner, George Andrew (05 November 1867–06 June 1942), Egyptologist, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of George Andrew Reisner and Mary Elizabeth Mason. He was a descendant of one of Napoleon’s German soldiers who immigrated to America. Reisner took his undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard University, where he obtained a B.A. in 1889 and a Ph.D. in Semitic language and literature in 1893. He continued his studies in Germany, first at Göttingen and then at Berlin. At Berlin the great Egyptologist Adolph Erman turned him in the direction of Egyptology....