George Grey

1812 - 1898

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Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a British soldier, explorer, colonial administrator and writer. He served in a succession of governing positions: Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony, and the 11th premier of New Zealand.Grey was born in Lisbon, Portugal, just a few days after his father, Lieutenant-Colonel George Grey was killed at the Battle of Badajoz in Spain. He was educated in England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Grey has received more than 232,721 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Grey is the 393rd most popular explorer (down from 358th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Portugal and the 26th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

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Among explorers, George Grey ranks 393 out of 405Before him are Boyd Alexander, Adolphus Greely, Edgeworth David, Samuel Hearne, David Thompson, and Charles Sturt. After him are Henry Seebohm, Isaac Israel Hayes, Harry Johnston, Henry Kellett, James Wordie, and John Oxley.

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Among people born in 1812, George Grey ranks 62Before him are Samo Chalupka, Auguste Duméril, Nicolae Crețulescu, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, William Fox, and Lady Charlotte Guest. After him is John B. Weller. Among people deceased in 1898, George Grey ranks 68Before him are Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Yakov Polonsky, Don Carlos Buell, William Rosecrans, Benjamin Mountfort, and Matilda Joslyn Gage. After him are Georg Bühler, Samuel Plimsoll, Thomas F. Bayard, and Frances Willard.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, George Grey ranks 319 out of 479Before him are Ricardo (1976), Fernando Meira (1978), Jorge Costa (1971), José Tolentino de Mendonça (1965), Teresa Salgueiro (1969), and João Cancelo (1994). After him are Olegário Benquerença (1969), Beto (1976), Nelo Vingada (1953), Renato Sanches (1997), Eduardo Carvalho (1982), and Carlos Secretário (1970).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, George Grey ranks 26Before him are Nuno Tristão (1500), Gonçalo Velho Cabral (1400), Tristão Vaz Teixeira (1395), Bento de Góis (1562), Estêvão Gomes (1484), and Alexandre de Serpa Pinto (1846).