Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was a noted English Egyptologists. He worked for the British Museum during the era of Victorian fascination in ancient cultures and wrote numerous books on Egypt including the important work, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.
On behalf of the British Museum, Budge traveled to Egypt and Sudan numerous times to acquire antiquities, many of which continued to reside at the Museum. His acquisitions and writing helped to bring Egyptology to a wider audience, and they continue to resonate today.
In 1920, Budge was knighted for his work bringing Egyptology to the masses, and to the British Museum. He retired from the museum in 1924 and died ten years later. In his will, he established a scholarship for intrepid young minds at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford to continue his work in Egyptology.