Ernest Shackleton

1874 - 1922

Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an 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. 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. During the Nimrod expedition of 1907–1909, he and three companions established a new record Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles or 180 kilometres) from the South Pole, the largest advance to the pole in exploration history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Shackleton has received more than 3,319,592 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Ernest Shackleton ranks 47 out of 367Before him are Giovanni da Verrazzano, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Sven Hedin, Robert Falcon Scott, Hanno the Navigator, and Zhang Qian. After him are Henry Hudson, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, John Smith, Samuel de Champlain, and Diego de Almagro.

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Among people born in 1874, Ernest Shackleton ranks 22Before him are Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, Sunjong of Korea, Talaat Pasha, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Nikolai Berdyaev, Karl Kraus, August Krogh, Nicholas Roerich, and Gustav Holst. Among people deceased in 1922, Ernest Shackleton ranks 12Before him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Erich von Falkenhayn, Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. After him are Ernest Solvay, Walther Rathenau, Vittorio Monti, Michael Collins, Georges Sorel, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Ernest Shackleton ranks 20 out of 366Before him are Michael Gambon (1940), W. B. Yeats (1865), Anne Bonny (1702), Pierce Brosnan (1953), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), and Laurence Sterne (1713). After him are Richard Harris (1930), Columbanus (540), Michael Collins (1890), Katie McGrath (1983), Francis Beaufort (1774), and Iris Murdoch (1919).

Among EXPLORERS In Ireland

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

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