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Herbert Ponting

1870 - 1935

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Herbert George Ponting, FRGS (21 March 1870 – 7 February 1935) was a professional photographer. He is best known as the expedition photographer and cinematographer for Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Ross Sea and South Pole (1910–1913). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Ponting has received more than 96,814 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Herbert Ponting is the 401st most popular explorer (down from 380th in 2019), the 3,805th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,985th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, Herbert Ponting ranks 401 out of 405Before him are Tim Severin, Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, William Henry Harvey, Robert O'Hara Burke, Carl Koldewey, and John Moresby. After him are Tryggve Gran, Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, George Back, Lars Christensen, Gombojab Tsybikov, and Boyd Alexander.

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Among people born in 1870, Herbert Ponting ranks 127Before him are Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, Charles Bennett, Edwin Foster Coddington, Marcus Loew, Major Ritchie, and Hermann Harms. After him are George Eyser, Lilian Gibbs, John Marin, Maxfield Parrish, Antonius van den Broek, and Lloyd Hildebrand. Among people deceased in 1935, Herbert Ponting ranks 116Before him are Sylvain Lévi, Thelma Todd, Alfred Ewing, Jackson Showalter, Anna Katharine Green, and Aimé Haegeman. After him are Johan Ramstedt, James Quibell, Herbert Giles, Nikodem Caro, Jón Þorláksson, and Charles Kingsford Smith.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Herbert Ponting ranks 3,805 out of 7,765Before him are Clara Reeve (1729), Charles Montagu Doughty (1843), Beatrice Tinsley (1941), Princess Beatrice of York (1988), Ray Wilson (1968), and Tina Charles (1954). After him are David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (1378), Albert Oldman (1883), Adebayo Akinfenwa (1982), Johnny Marr (1963), Valerie Hobson (1917), and John Taylor (1808).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Herbert Ponting ranks 61Before him are Ranulph Fiennes (1944), Hugh Clapperton (1788), Henry Robertson Bowers (1883), Vivian Fuchs (1908), Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet (1764), and John Moresby (1830). After him are George Back (1796), Boyd Alexander (1873), Lachlan Macquarie (1762), Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886), John Rae (1813), and Edgeworth David (1858).