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Frederick Lane

1880 - 1969

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Frederick Claude Vivian Lane (2 February 1880 – 14 May 1969) was an Australian swimmer who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.Lane, from Manly, New South Wales, was four years old when his brother saved him from drowning in Sydney Harbour, whereupon he decided to learn to swim. Later, he attended high school at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview.After breaking many Australasian swimming records, Lane moved to England to compete in the English Championships in 1899.He was the first Australian to represent his country in swimming at the Olympic Games, when he competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, and won two gold medals. He first won the 200 metres freestyle, clearly beating Hungarian Zoltán Halmay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Lane has received more than 36,776 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Frederick Lane is the 27th most popular swimmer (up from 31st in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 182nd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Frederick Lane ranks 27 out of 392Before him are Đurđica Bjedov, Charles Daniels, Katalin Szőke, Greta Johansson, Oleksandr Sydorenko, and Henry Taylor. After him are Helene Madison, Kusuo Kitamura, Clarke Scholes, Ferenc Csik, Ian Thorpe, and George Hodgson.

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Among people born in 1880, Frederick Lane ranks 156Before him are Joe May, Lipót Fejér, Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, Yordan Yovkov, George Preca, and Ramón Pérez de Ayala. After him are Knud Kristensen, Josef Gočár, Louis Wolheim, Ioannis Malokinis, Dezső Földes, and Pandurang Vaman Kane. Among people deceased in 1969, Frederick Lane ranks 160Before him are Enrique Peñaranda, Ture Nerman, Leonardo Cilaurren, Albert Hill, Margarita Xirgu, and Friedrich von Huene. After him are Moisés Solana, Skip James, Mildred Davis, Stratis Myrivilis, Eero Berg, and Corneliu Robe.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Frederick Lane ranks 183 out of 925Before him are Jacinda Barrett (1972), Paul Keating (1944), Deborra-Lee Furness (1955), Alfred Deakin (1856), Barry Humphries (1934), and John Landy (1930). After him are William McMahon (1908), Keith Michell (1926), Ashley Cooper (1936), May Robson (1858), John Pilger (1939), and Quentin Bryce (1942).

Among SWIMMERS In Australia

Among swimmers born in Australia, Frederick Lane ranks 1After him are Ian Thorpe (1982), Fanny Durack (1889), John Devitt (1937), Shane Gould (1956), Boy Charlton (1907), Bronte Barratt (1989), Grant Hackett (1980), Brittany Elmslie (1994), Emma McKeon (1994), Petria Thomas (1975), and Stephanie Rice (1988).