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Carsten Borchgrevink

1864 - 1934

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Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink (1 December 1864 – 21 April 1934) was a Norwegian polar explorer and a pioneer of Antarctic travel. He inspired Sir Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and others associated with the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.Borchgrevink was born and raised in Christiania (now Oslo) as the son of a Norwegian lawyer and an English-born immigrant mother. He began his exploring career in 1894 by joining a Norwegian whaling expedition, during which he became one of the first people to set foot on the Antarctic mainland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carsten Borchgrevink has received more than 180,699 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Carsten Borchgrevink is the 175th most popular explorer (down from 157th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Norway (up from 104th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Norwegian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 175 out of 405Before him are Cornelis de Houtman, Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, Lincoln Ellsworth, Gustav Nachtigal, James Weddell, and Nikolai Rezanov. After him are Masabumi Hosono, Joshua Slocum, Olivier van Noort, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, Hjalmar Johansen, and Naddodd.

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Among people born in 1864, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 63Before him are Hermann Weingärtner, Isa Boletini, Princess Hilda of Nassau, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Arthur Zimmermann, and William, Prince of Hohenzollern. After him are Wilhelm Souchon, Carl Correns, Auguste Charlois, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Ion I. C. Brătianu, and Alexander Gretchaninov. Among people deceased in 1934, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 60Before him are Hermann Bahr, Viktor Kaplan, Hans Hahn, Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Karl Ernst, and Roberto Ferruzzi. After him are Thorleif Haug, Oskar von Hutier, Erich Mühsam, Edmund Heines, Hakaru Hashimoto, and John Collier.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 102 out of 927Before him are Atle Selberg (1917), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Kirsten Flagstad (1895), Jonas Lie (1833), and Christian Sinding (1856). After him are Ole Einar Bjørndalen (1974), Bjørn Dæhlie (1967), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Kristian Birkeland (1867), Nordahl Grieg (1902), and Naddodd (900).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 7Before him are Roald Amundsen (1872), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), and Otto Sverdrup (1854). After him are Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Naddodd (900), Oscar Wisting (1871), Helmer Hanssen (1870), Ohthere of Hålogaland (900), and Carl Anton Larsen (1860).