Adrien de Gerlache

1866 - 1934

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Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (2 August 1866 – 4 December 1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrien de Gerlache has received more than 73,705 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Adrien de Gerlache is the 126th most popular explorer (down from 125th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 174th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Adrien de Gerlache ranks 126 out of 405Before him are João da Nova, Jean de Béthencourt, Bartholomew Columbus, Gan Ying, Andrés de Urdaneta, and Afanasy Nikitin. After him are Jean Chardin, Adam Olearius, Emin Pasha, Martin Frobisher, João Vaz Corte-Real, and Otto Sverdrup.

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Among people born in 1866, Adrien de Gerlache ranks 33Before him are George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, August von Wassermann, Enrique Simonet, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, and Princess Milica of Montenegro. After him are Francesco Cilea, Ambroise Vollard, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, and Leopold Mandić. Among people deceased in 1934, Adrien de Gerlache ranks 40Before him are Hayim Nahman Bialik, Willem de Sitter, William Morris Davis, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Alexander von Kluck, and Vyacheslav Menzhinsky. After him are Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, Winsor McCay, Jakob Wassermann, Roberto Ferruzzi, Fritz Gerlich, and Charles Webster Leadbeater.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Adrien de Gerlache ranks 178 out of 899Before him are Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Pierre de la Rue (1460), Alexander Agricola (1446), Charles Michel (1975), Princess Louise of Belgium (1858), and Hugo Claus (1929). After him are Abraham Brueghel (1631), Michel Preud'homme (1959), Jan Matsys (1509), André Franquin (1924), Bernard van Orley (1487), and Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759).

Among EXPLORERS In Belgium

Among explorers born in Belgium, Adrien de Gerlache ranks 1After him are James Weddell (1787).