Helge Ingstad

1899 - 2001

Helge Ingstad

Helge Marcus Ingstad (30 December 1899 – 29 March 2001) was a Norwegian explorer. After mapping some Norse settlements, Ingstad and archaeologist Anne Stine Ingstad (his wife) in 1960 found remnants of a Viking settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows in the province of Newfoundland in Canada. They were thus the first to prove conclusively that the Icelandic/ Greenlandic Norsemen such as Leif Erickson had found a way across the Atlantic Ocean to North America, roughly 500 years before Christopher Columbus and John Cabot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helge Ingstad has received more than 105,024 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 240th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Helge Ingstad ranks 241 out of 367Before him are Aleksei Chirikov, Roy Chapman Andrews, Dmitry Laptev, Paweł Strzelecki, Karl Weyprecht, and Nicolas Baudin. After him are Carl Peters, Vladimir Atlasov, Yerofey Khabarov, John Byron, Friedrich Welwitsch, and Eusebio Kino.

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Among people born in 1899, Helge Ingstad ranks 118Before him are Oscar Zariski, Jeralean Talley, Johan Grøttumsbråten, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Willem Jacob Luyten, and Li Lisan. After him are Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Fritz von Opel, Nie Rongzhen, Robert Casadesus, Zaki al-Arsuzi, and Justas Paleckis. Among people deceased in 2001, Helge Ingstad ranks 107Before him are Gloria Foster, Robert W. Floyd, G. E. M. Anscombe, William Masters, Alexei Tupolev, and Juan Carlos Lorenzo. After him are Mirza Delibašić, Beatrice Straight, Richard Wurmbrand, Adhemar da Silva, Mohamed Atta, and Ninette de Valois.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Helge Ingstad ranks 166 out of 508Before him are Johan Turi (1854), Johan Grøttumsbråten (1899), Oda Krohg (1860), Johan Ernst Gunnerus (1718), Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818), and Camilla Collett (1813). After him are Jacob Aall (1773), Vicky Vette (1965), Hjalmar Andersen (1923), Oscar Torp (1893), Anne-Cath. Vestly (null), and Knut Nystedt (1915).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Helge Ingstad ranks 14Before him are Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Oscar Wisting (1871), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Carl Anton Larsen (1860), Helmer Hanssen (1870), and Jens Munk (1579). After him are Sverre Hassel (1876), Thekla Resvoll (1871), and Olav Bjaaland (1873).

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