Henry Morton Stanley

1841 - 1904

Henry Morton Stanley

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904) was a Welsh-American journalist, explorer, soldier, colonial administrator, author and politician who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone, whom he later claimed to have greeted with the now-famous line: "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" He is mainly known for his search for the source of the Nile, work he undertook as an agent of King Leopold II of Belgium, which enabled the occupation of the Congo Basin region, and for his command of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Morton Stanley has received more than 1,259,401 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Henry Morton Stanley ranks 30 out of 367Before him are Thor Heyerdahl, Willem Barentsz, Vitus Bering, Evliya Çelebi, Juan Sebastián Elcano, and John Cabot. After him are Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Juan Ponce de León, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Jan van Riebeeck, Francisco de Orellana, and Pytheas.

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Among people born in 1841, Henry Morton Stanley ranks 8Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Clemenceau, Gustave Le Bon, Edward VII, Berthe Morisot, and Otto Wagner. After him are Henri Fayol, Itō Hirobumi, Frédéric Bazille, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Emil Theodor Kocher, and Maria Sophie of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1904, Henry Morton Stanley ranks 6Before him are Anton Chekhov, Antonín Dvořák, Theodor Herzl, Murad V, and Isabella II of Spain. After him are Jean-Léon Gérôme, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Friedrich Ratzel, Gabriel Tarde, and Paul Kruger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Morton Stanley ranks 215 out of 5,347Before him are Edward the Black Prince (1330), Pope Clement II (1005), Jason Statham (1967), Charles II of England (1630), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), and Robert Burns (1759). After him are Catherine Howard (1523), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Alcuin (735), George Everest (1790), John Deacon (1951), and Laurence Olivier (1907).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Henry Morton Stanley ranks 4Before him are James Cook (1728), Francis Drake (1540), and David Livingstone (1813). After him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Henry Hudson (1570), John Smith (1580), Richard Francis Burton (1821), William Adams (1564), William Baffin (1584), John Davis (1550), and James Clark Ross (1800).