Chris McCandless

1968 - 1992

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Christopher Johnson McCandless (; February 12, 1968 – c. August 1992), also known by his self-made nickname "Alexander Supertramp", was an American adventurer who sought an increasingly nomadic lifestyle as he grew up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris McCandless has received more than 4,873,176 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Chris McCandless is the 202nd most popular explorer (up from 288th in 2019), the 2,898th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,995th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Chris McCandless ranks 202 out of 405Before him are Jim Bridger, Jan Czerski, Jens Munk, Henri Mouhot, Francisco de Montejo, and John Sutter. After him are Niccolò de' Conti, Jedediah Smith, George W. De Long, Mark Sykes, Alejandro Malaspina, and Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec.

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Among people born in 1968, Chris McCandless ranks 50Before him are Terry Crews, Thom Yorke, DJ BoBo, Toni Kukoč, Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and Stefan Effenberg. After him are Aidan Gillen, Larry Sanger, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Gary Coleman, Helena Christensen, and Euronymous. Among people deceased in 1992, Chris McCandless ranks 92Before him are Camarón de la Isla, Lusine Zakaryan, Fritz Leiber, Ernst Schäfer, Allen Newell, and Frederick William Franz. After him are Richard Hartshorne, John G. Kemeny, Abbas al-Musawi, Josy Barthel, Jeff Porcaro, and Anthony Dawson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris McCandless ranks 2,898 out of 15,968Before him are Frances Arnold (1956), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), James Rosenquist (1933), and Ernest King (1878). After him are Dan Quayle (1947), Joseph Valachi (1904), Katherine MacGregor (1925), Vito Acconci (1940), Stephenie Meyer (1973), and Stanley Schachter (1922).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Chris McCandless ranks 13Before him are Michael Rockefeller (1938), Don Walsh (1931), Daniel Boone (1734), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Jimmie Angel (1899), and Jim Bridger (1804). After him are Jedediah Smith (1799), George W. De Long (1844), Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), Meriwether Lewis (1774), Edward S. Curtis (1868), and William Clark (1770).