Benjamin Morrell

1795 - 1839

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Benjamin Morrell (July 5, 1795 – 1838 or 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 proved false. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Morrell has received more than 73,684 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Benjamin Morrell is the 355th most popular explorer (down from 339th in 2019), the 6,497th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,962nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Benjamin Morrell ranks 355 out of 405Before him are George Nares, Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, Alexander Burnes, Pyotr Anjou, Vivian Fuchs, and Dirk Hartog. After him are John Marshall, George Back, Gombojab Tsybikov, Edward John Eyre, Jørgen Jørgensen, and Aeneas Mackintosh.

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Among people born in 1795, Benjamin Morrell ranks 47Before him are Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, Rowland Hill, José Gregorio Monagas, Joseph Böhm, George Peabody, and José Miguel de Velasco Franco. After him are Josep Bonaplata i Corriol, Luis José de Orbegoso, Charles Sturt, and Robert F. Stockton. Among people deceased in 1839, Benjamin Morrell ranks 29Before him are Lord William Bentinck, Denis Davydov, Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano, Giuseppe Valadier, Joseph Franz von Jacquin, and Maurice de Guérin. After him are Bhimsen Thapa, William Beechey, and Allan Cunningham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benjamin Morrell ranks 6,497 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Kurtz (1925), Barnard Hughes (1915), Marisol Nichols (1973), Jo Jo White (1946), Shirley Fry (1927), and Lori Singer (1957). After him are Jacob L. Devers (1887), William Larned (1872), Eleanor Powell (1912), Sabrina Carpenter (1999), John Stockwell (1961), and June Foray (1917).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Benjamin Morrell ranks 27Before him are John C. Frémont (1813), Charles Wilkes (1798), Louise Arner Boyd (1887), John Wesley Powell (1834), Charles Francis Hall (1821), and Frederick Russell Burnham (1861). After him are Wiley Post (1898), Elisha Kent Kane (1820), Matthew Henson (1866), Adolphus Greely (1844), Isaac Israel Hayes (1832), and Ann Bancroft (1955).