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Charles Kingsford Smith

1897 - 1935

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Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), nicknamed Smithy, was an Australian aviation pioneer. He piloted the first transpacific flight and the first flight between Australia and New Zealand. Kingsford Smith was born in Brisbane. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Kingsford Smith has received more than 494,841 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Charles Kingsford Smith is the 56th most popular pilot (down from 48th in 2019), the 227th most popular biography from Australia (up from 238th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Pilot.

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Among pilots, Charles Kingsford Smith ranks 56 out of 48Before him are Stasys Girėnas, Maryse Bastié, Wally Funk, Hélène Boucher, Jerrie Cobb, and Viktor Talalikhin. After him are Cornelia Fort, Yves Rossy, Gregorio Fuentes, Péter Besenyei, Harry Cobby, and Zara Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1897, Charles Kingsford Smith ranks 231Before him are Memphis Minnie, Áron Tamási, James Parrott, Yang Zhongjian, Ferruccio Novo, and Gregory Ratoff. After him are Juan Natalicio González, Oskar Olsen, Per-Erik Hedlund, Sigurd Moen, Ossi Oswalda, and Joaquín Vázquez. Among people deceased in 1935, Charles Kingsford Smith ranks 122Before him are Herbert Ponting, Johan Ramstedt, James Quibell, Herbert Giles, Nikodem Caro, and Jón Þorláksson. After him are Tryggvi Þórhallsson, Bernhard Britz, Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, José Sánchez-Guerra y Martínez, Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, and Paolo Orsi.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Charles Kingsford Smith ranks 227 out of 925Before him are Aurelio Vidmar (1967), George Parker (1896), Rachel Griffiths (1968), Neale Fraser (1933), John Seale (1942), and Tim Cahill (1979). After him are Peta Wilson (1970), Simmone Jade Mackinnon (1973), Simone Young (1961), Snub Pollard (1889), Lenka (1978), and Mary MacKillop (1842).

Among PILOTS In Australia

Among pilots born in Australia, Charles Kingsford Smith ranks 1After him are Harry Cobby (1894).