Augustus Granville

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Augustus Granville.

Augustus Bozzi Granville FRS (born Augusto Bozzi,[1] 7 October 1783 – 3 March 1872) was a physician, writer, and Italian patriot.[2]

Born in Milan, he studied medicine before leaving to avoid being enlisted in Napoleon's army. After practicing medicine in Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal, he joined the British Navy and sailed to the West Indies. There he learned English and married an Englishwoman. He later moved to London, where he practiced as a physician and writer.[1] He is credited with carrying out the first medical autopsy on an Ancient Egyptian mummy which he described to the Royal Society of London in 1825.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ a b What killed Dr Granville's mummy?, Stephanie Pain, New Scientist, issue 2687, 1 January 2009.
  2. ^ Moscucci, Ornella (September 2004). "Augustus Granville". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/11299. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Mummy Autopsy was Wrong". BBC. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010.