Chris McCandless

1968 - 1992

Chris McCandless

Christopher Johnson McCandless (; February 12, 1968 – c. August 1992), also known by his pseudonym Alexander Supertramp, was an American hiker who sought an increasingly itinerant lifestyle as he grew up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris McCandless has received more than 3,329,796 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 286th most popular explorer.

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among explorers, Chris McCandless ranks 288 out of 367Before him are Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón, Meriwether Lewis, Sverre Hassel, Willem de Vlamingh, Philip Carteret, and Piet Retief. After him are Clements Markham, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Juan de Fuca, Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs, Bento de Góis, and John Gardner Wilkinson.

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Among people born in 1968, Chris McCandless ranks 73Before him are Lila Downs, Mateusz Morawiecki, Marcus Grönholm, César Sampaio, Tony Hawk, and Kelly Hu. After him are Karl Ove Knausgård, Phil Anselmo, Emma Wiklund, Traci Lords, Casper Van Dien, and Billy Boyd. Among people deceased in 1992, Chris McCandless ranks 128Before him are Banine, Lisa Fonssagrives, Michel Berger, Mihailo Lalić, Irakli Abashidze, and Harald Sæverud. After him are Claude Aveline, Hammer DeRoburt, Allan Bloom, Machiko Hasegawa, Buddy Rogers, and Viktor Grishin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chris McCandless ranks 3,998 out of 12,171Before him are Eric Johnson (1954), Ron Johnson (1955), Frank Frazetta (1928), Kelly Hu (1968), Perry King (1948), and Woody Herman (1913). After him are Glen A. Larson (1937), Zakk Wylde (1967), Joshua Logan (1908), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), and Helen Levitt (1913).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Chris McCandless ranks 18Before him are George W. De Long (1844), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), William Clark (1770), Edward S. Curtis (1868), and Meriwether Lewis (1774). After him are John C. Frémont (1813), Nathaniel Palmer (1799), Frederick Russell Burnham (1861), Charles Francis Hall (1821), John Wesley Powell (1834), and Charles Wilkes (1798).