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Benjamin Morrell

1795 - 1839

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Benjamin Morrell (July 5, 1795 – c. 1839) was an American sea captain, explorer and trader who made a number of voyages, mainly to the Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and the Pacific Islands. In a ghost-written memoir, A Narrative of Four Voyages, which describes his sea-going life between 1823 and 1832, Morrell included numerous claims of discovery and achievement, many of which have been disputed by geographers and historians, and in some cases have been proven false. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Morrell has received more than 156,021 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Benjamin Morrell is the 337th most popular explorer (up from 355th in 2019), the 5,683rd most popular biography from United States (up from 6,493rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Benjamin Morrell ranks 337 out of 405Before him are Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, Édouard-Alfred Martel, Philip Carteret, Khariton Laptev, Oscar Dickson, and Georgy Sedov. After him are John McDouall Stuart, Pyotr Chikhachyov, John Wesley Powell, Edward Wilson, Juan de Fuca, and Frank Wild.

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Among people born in 1795, Benjamin Morrell ranks 46Before him are Kondraty Ryleyev, Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, Karl Ludwig Sand, Peter Jan Beckx, Adolf Bernhard Marx, and Rowland Hill. After him are Nikolaos Mantzaros, George Peabody, Joseph Böhm, Bernt Michael Holmboe, Heinrich Rose, and José María Obando. Among people deceased in 1839, Benjamin Morrell ranks 34Before him are Maurice de Guérin, Giuseppe Valadier, Adolphe Nourrit, Joseph-François Michaud, José María Heredia y Heredia, and Marie Friederike of Hesse-Kassel. After him are Hendrik Voogd, Bhimsen Thapa, Joseph Franz von Jacquin, Alexander Odoevsky, William Beechey, and Allan Cunningham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benjamin Morrell ranks 5,683 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Ritenour (1952), Afeni Shakur (1947), Gary Payton (1968), Curly Howard (1903), Larry Brown (1940), and Kevin Garnett (1976). After him are William Lloyd Garrison (1805), Gale Anne Hurd (1955), Penelope Ann Miller (1964), Maude Adams (1872), Thomas Say (1787), and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1886).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Benjamin Morrell ranks 24Before him are Edward S. Curtis (1868), Meriwether Lewis (1774), John C. Frémont (1813), Charles Wilkes (1798), Charles Francis Hall (1821), and Nathaniel Palmer (1799). After him are John Wesley Powell (1834), Louise Arner Boyd (1887), George Kennan (1845), Frederick Russell Burnham (1861), John Colter (1774), and Isaac Israel Hayes (1832).