Carsten Borchgrevink

1864 - 1934

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Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink (1 December 1864 – 21 April 1934) was an Anglo-Norwegian polar explorer and a pioneer of modern Antarctic travel. He was the precursor of Sir Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and others associated with the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. From 1898 to 1900, he led the British-financed Southern Cross expedition, which established a new Farthest South record at 78° 50'S. Borchgrevink began his exploring career in 1894, by joining a Norwegian whaling expedition, during which he became one of the first persons to set foot on the Antarctic mainland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carsten Borchgrevink has received more than 108,811 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Carsten Borchgrevink is the 157th most popular explorer (up from 158th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Norway (up from 109th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Norwegian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 157 out of 405Before him are Juan de Grijalva, Gaspar Corte-Real, Anthony van Diemen, Rodrigo de Triana, Isabelle Eberhardt, and Oscar Wisting. After him are Hjalmar Johansen, James Weddell, Hendrik Brouwer, Ahmad ibn Rustah, Pedro Mascarenhas, and Gerónimo de Aguilar.

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Among people born in 1864, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 56Before him are Kikunae Ikeda, Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Peter Deunov, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, and Isa Boletini. After him are Henri de Régnier, William, Prince of Hohenzollern, Roman Dmowski, Auguste Charlois, Arthur Zimmermann, and Nikolay Chkheidze. Among people deceased in 1934, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 51Before him are Fritz Gerlich, Charles Webster Leadbeater, Paul Troost, Ivy Lee, Franz Schreker, and Hans Hahn. After him are Hubert Lyautey, Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, Frederick Delius, Viktor Kaplan, Pietro Gasparri, and John Collier.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 104 out of 735Before him are Peter Tordenskjold (1690), Jonas Lie (1833), Christian Michelsen (1857), Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (1973), Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (1973), and Oscar Wisting (1871). After him are Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), Axel Paulsen (1855), Varg Vikernes (1973), Christian Sinding (1856), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), and Nordahl Grieg (1902).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Carsten Borchgrevink ranks 10Before him are Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Ohthere of Hålogaland (900), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Naddodd (900), and Oscar Wisting (1871). After him are Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Knut Haugland (1917), Jens Munk (1579), Helmer Hanssen (1870), Helge Ingstad (1899), and Carl Anton Larsen (1860).