Charles Francis Hall

1821 - 1871

Charles Francis Hall

Charles Francis Hall (c. 1821 – November 8, 1871) was an American Arctic explorer, best known for 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 89,519 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 316th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Charles Francis Hall ranks 317 out of 367Before him are Frederick Russell Burnham, Tobias Furneaux, Gaspar de Portolá, Thekla Resvoll, Olav Bjaaland, and Samuel Baker. After him are John Wesley Powell, Frank Wild, Louis de Freycinet, Edward Belcher, Gombojab Tsybikov, and George Back.

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Among people born in 1821, Charles Francis Hall ranks 60Before him are Henri Alexis Brialmont, Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, Mikhail Petrashevsky, Apollon Maykov, John Abbott, and Samuel Baker. After him are Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe, Robert O'Hara Burke, Charles Tupper, Friedrich Kiel, and Daniel Harvey Hill. Among people deceased in 1871, Charles Francis Hall ranks 44Before him are Mariano Melgarejo, Paolo Savi, Robert Anderson, Adolph Strecker, Paul Kane, and Willibald Alexis. After him are Martín Carrera, Luis González-Bravo y López de Arjona, Francisco Javier de Istúriz y Montero, and Thomas Ewing.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Francis Hall ranks 5,030 out of 12,171Before him are Bill Johnston (1894), Sasha Alexander (1973), Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935), Wilson Bentley (1865), Rick Husband (1957), and Stephen Collins (1947). After him are Duane Eddy (1938), Damon Knight (1922), Michael McKean (1947), Randy Jackson (1961), Harry Shearer (1943), and Signe Toly Anderson (1941).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Charles Francis Hall ranks 22Before him are Edward S. Curtis (1868), Meriwether Lewis (1774), Chris McCandless (1968), John C. Frémont (1813), Nathaniel Palmer (1799), and Frederick Russell Burnham (1861). After him are John Wesley Powell (1834), Charles Wilkes (1798), Benjamin Morrell (1795), Elisha Kent Kane (1820), Matthew Henson (1866), and Ann Bancroft (1955).