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Charles Francis Hall

1821 - 1871

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Charles Francis Hall (c. 1821 – November 8, 1871) was an American Arctic explorer, best known for his collection of Inuit testimony regarding the 1845 Franklin Expedition and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death while leading the American-sponsored Polaris expedition in an attempt to be the first to reach the North Pole. The expedition was marred by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership. Hall returned to the ship from an exploratory sledging journey, and promptly fell ill. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Francis Hall has received more than 131,705 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Francis Hall is the 324th most popular explorer (up from 329th in 2019), the 5,268th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,492nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Charles Francis Hall ranks 324 out of 405Before him are Olav Bjaaland, Pyotr Beketov, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Alexandre de Serpa Pinto, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, and Stepan Krasheninnikov. After him are Francisco de Ulloa, John Biscoe, Nathaniel Palmer, Pascual de Andagoya, William Smith, and Frederick William Beechey.

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Among people born in 1821, Charles Francis Hall ranks 72Before him are Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, Arthur Saint-Léon, Aleksey Pisemsky, Giuseppe Saracco, Nils Johan Andersson, and Henri Alexis Brialmont. After him are Apollon Maykov, John Abbott, Janko Matúška, Michel Carré, Jane Wilde, and Karl Knies. Among people deceased in 1871, Charles Francis Hall ranks 46Before him are Carl Tausig, Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg, Louis Charles Delescluze, Cristina Trivulzio Belgiojoso, Édouard Lartet, and Mariano Melgarejo. After him are Paolo Savi, Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Anna Sundström, Étienne Constantin de Gerlache, Georg Gottfried Gervinus, and Josef Mánes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Francis Hall ranks 5,268 out of 18,182Before him are Zach Braff (1975), Ed Helms (1974), Rosario Dawson (1979), Savanna Samson (1967), Jim Courier (1970), and Mike Wallace (1918). After him are Emma Roberts (1991), Genie (1957), Richard Sheldon (1878), Pamela Reed (1949), Ross Ulbricht (1984), and Charles Bacon (1885).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Charles Francis Hall ranks 22Before him are Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), William Clark (1770), Edward S. Curtis (1868), Meriwether Lewis (1774), John C. Frémont (1813), and Charles Wilkes (1798). After him are Nathaniel Palmer (1799), Benjamin Morrell (1795), John Wesley Powell (1834), Louise Arner Boyd (1887), George Kennan (1845), and Frederick Russell Burnham (1861).