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 65,007 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Herbert Ponting is the 380th most popular explorer, the 3,994th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 62nd most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, Herbert Ponting ranks 380 out of 405Before him are Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Lachlan Macquarie, Tim Severin, Vassili Poyarkov, Johann Ludwig Krapf, and John Moresby. After him are Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Tom Crean, Wiley Post, Allan Cunningham, Elisha Kent Kane, and Matthew Henson.

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Among people born in 1870, Herbert Ponting ranks 121Before him are Major Ritchie, DeLisle Stewart, George Eyser, Charles Bennett, Bautista Saavedra, and John Marin. After him are Hisashi Kimura, Maxfield Parrish, James M. Cox, Liberato Marcial Rojas, Frederick G. Donnan, and Benjamin N. Cardozo. Among people deceased in 1935, Herbert Ponting ranks 111Before him are Hans Tropsch, George William Russell, Thelma Todd, Herbert Giles, Leroy Carr, and Aimé Haegeman. After him are Charles Kingsford Smith, José Sánchez-Guerra y Martínez, Wiley Post, Alfred Ewing, Adolphus Greely, and Patricio Arabolaza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Herbert Ponting ranks 3,994 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Hyndman (1842), Moira Shearer (1926), Michael Foot (1913), Nathaniel Parker (1962), William Sherard (1659), and Leslie Phillips (1924). After him are George Cohen (1939), Tyson Fury (1988), Jimmy Gallagher (1901), John Pond (1767), Frank Swift (1913), and Christian Coulson (1978).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Herbert Ponting ranks 62Before him are John Rae (1813), Ranulph Fiennes (1944), Edward Wilson (1872), Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886), Lachlan Macquarie (1762), and John Moresby (1830). After him are Allan Cunningham (1791), Boyd Alexander (1873), Edgeworth David (1858), Samuel Hearne (1745), David Thompson (1770), and Henry Seebohm (1832).