Ferdinand von Wrangel

1797 - 1870

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Ferdinand Friedrich Georg Ludwig Freiherr von Wrangel (Russian: Фердина́нд Петро́вич Вра́нгель, tr. Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel'; 9 January 1797 [O.S. 29 December 1796] – 6 June [O.S. 25 May] 1870) was a Baltic German explorer and seaman in the Imperial Russian Navy, Honorable Member of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences, a founder of the Russian Geographic Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand von Wrangel has received more than 81,016 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Ferdinand von Wrangel is the 89th most popular explorer (down from 86th in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from Russia (up from 328th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Explorer.

Ferdinand von Wrangel was a Prussian officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars. He was most famous for being the commander of the Russian troops in the Crimean War.

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Among explorers, Ferdinand von Wrangel ranks 89 out of 405. Before him are Calamity Jane, Lope de Aguirre, Diego Columbus, Pánfilo de Narváez, Stepan Makarov, and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón. After him are Sacagawea, Gonzalo Pizarro, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Thomas Cavendish, Diogo Dias, and Robert FitzRoy.

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Among people born in 1797, Ferdinand von Wrangel ranks 18Before him are Alfred de Vigny, Paul Delaroche, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Maria Leopoldina of Austria. After him are Maria Isabel of Braganza, Manuela Sáenz, Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, and Carlo Blasis. Among people deceased in 1870, Ferdinand von Wrangel ranks 14Before him are Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry. After him are Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Princess Louise of Prussia, Saverio Mercadante, Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia, Ignaz Moscheles, and Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ferdinand von Wrangel ranks 327 out of 2,688. Before him are Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Jani Beg (1300), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), and Nikolay Pirogov (1810). After him are Lev Kuleshov (1899), Otto Nicolai (1810), Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924), Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), and Sergey Ilyushin (1894).

Among EXPLORERS In Russia

Among explorers born in Russia, Ferdinand von Wrangel ranks 2Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839). After him are Semyon Dezhnev (1605), Afanasy Nikitin (1500), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Vladimir Arsenyev (1872), Nikolai Rezanov (1764), Alexander Andreyevich Baranov (1746), Vasily Tatishchev (1686), Yerofey Khabarov (1603), Aleksei Chirikov (1703), and Vladimir Atlasov (1661).