Carsten Niebuhr

1733 - 1815

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Carsten Niebuhr, or Karsten Niebuhr (17 March 1733 Lüdingworth – 26 April 1815 Meldorf, Dithmarschen), was a German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer in the service of Denmark. He is renowned for his participation in the Royal Danish Arabia Expedition (1761-1767). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carsten Niebuhr has received more than 82,481 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Carsten Niebuhr is the 100th most popular explorer (up from 110th in 2019), the 1,043rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,082nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Explorer.

Carsten Niebuhr was a German physician and explorer who was the first Westerner to visit the ruins of Palmyra, Syria.

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Among explorers, Carsten Niebuhr ranks 100 out of 405Before him are Diogo Dias, Robert FitzRoy, Tristão da Cunha, Ohthere of Hålogaland, Pêro da Covilhã, and Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira. After him are Cosmas Indicopleustes, Martín Alonso Pinzón, Juan Díaz de Solís, Juan de la Cosa, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, and Semyon Dezhnev.

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Among people born in 1733, Carsten Niebuhr ranks 5Before him are Joseph Priestley, Victoire of France, Christoph Martin Wieland, and Magtymguly Pyragy. After him are Jean-Charles de Borda, Hubert Robert, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Siraj ud-Daulah, Daniel Solander, Philip Carteret, and Gottfried van Swieten. Among people deceased in 1815, Carsten Niebuhr ranks 10Before him are Franz Mesmer, Sarah Baartman, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Guillaume Brune, and Jan Potocki. After him are 9th Dalai Lama, Smithson Tennant, José María Morelos, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and James Gillray.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carsten Niebuhr ranks 1,043 out of 5,289Before him are Herta Oberheuser (1911), Carl Reinecke (1824), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), Klaus Nomi (1944), and August von Wassermann (1866). After him are Conrad Schumann (1942), Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857), Peter Minuit (1589), Amalia of Oldenburg (1818), Willi Herold (1925), and Theobald Boehm (1794).

Among EXPLORERS In Germany

Among explorers born in Germany, Carsten Niebuhr ranks 2Before him are Martin Behaim (1459). After him are Heinrich Barth (1821), Adam Olearius (1603), Hans Staden (1525), Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676), Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1873), Gustav Nachtigal (1834), John Sutter (1803), Julius Klaproth (1783), Nikolaus Federmann (1505), and Wilhelm Filchner (1877).