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Ernest Shackleton

1874 - 1922

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Born in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton and his Anglo-Irish family moved to Sydenham in suburban south London when he was ten. Shackleton's first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition of 1901–1904, from which he was sent home early on health grounds, after he and his companions Scott and Edward Adrian Wilson set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Shackleton has received more than 5,842,236 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Shackleton is the 39th most popular explorer (up from 53rd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 22nd in 2019) and the most popular Irish Explorer.

Ernest Shackleton was an explorer who led three expeditions to the Antarctic. He is most famous for his 1914-1917 expedition where he led 27 men on a ship called the Endurance to Antarctica, but their ship became stuck in ice and they were forced to abandon it and make a treacherous journey across the ice to reach safety.

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Among explorers, Ernest Shackleton ranks 39 out of 405Before him are Evliya Çelebi, Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Juan Ponce de León, Jan van Riebeeck, Robert Falcon Scott, and Martin Behaim. After him are Hanno the Navigator, Zhang Qian, Ingólfr Arnarson, Sven Hedin, William Baffin, and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.

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Among people born in 1874, Ernest Shackleton ranks 21Before him are Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, W. Somerset Maugham, Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Stein, and G. K. Chesterton. After him are Nikolai Berdyaev, Talaat Pasha, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nicholas Roerich, August Krogh, and Gustav Holst. Among people deceased in 1922, Ernest Shackleton ranks 10Before him are Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, and Djemal Pasha. After him are Hermann Rorschach, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Georges Sorel, Vittorio Monti, and Ernest Solvay.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Ernest Shackleton ranks 20 out of 501Before him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Francis Bacon (1909), John Scotus Eriugena (810), Richard Harris (1930), Anne Bonny (1702), and W. B. Yeats (1865). After him are Laurence Sterne (1713), Enya (1961), Michael Collins (1890), Columbanus (540), Michael D. Higgins (1941), and John Field (1782).

Among EXPLORERS In Ireland

Among explorers born in Ireland, Ernest Shackleton ranks 1After him are Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), Edward Bransfield (1785), Henry Kellett (1806), Robert McClure (1807), William Henry Harvey (1811), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), and Tom Crean (1877).