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James Clark Ross

1800 - 1862

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Sir James Clark Ross (15 April 1800 – 3 April 1862) was a British Royal Navy officer and polar explorer known for his explorations of the Arctic, participating in two expeditions led by his uncle John Ross, and four led by William Edward Parry, and, in particular, for his own Antarctic expedition from 1839 to 1843. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Clark Ross has received more than 668,920 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). James Clark Ross is the 61st most popular explorer (down from 60th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 527th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Explorer.

James Clark Ross was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. He was the first to lead a voyage to Antarctica, which he accomplished in 1839.

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Among explorers, James Clark Ross ranks 61 out of 405Before him are Henry Hudson, Diogo Cão, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Michael Rockefeller, and John Smith. After him are Nikolay Przhevalsky, John Davis, Antonio Pigafetta, William Dampier, Lope de Aguirre, and Hernando de Soto.

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Among people born in 1800, James Clark Ross ranks 8Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Emperor Ninkō, Charles Goodyear, Millard Fillmore, Henry Fox Talbot, and France Prešeren. After him are John Edward Gray, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, John Brown, and Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1862, James Clark Ross ranks 7Before him are Martin Van Buren, Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Colt, John Tyler, Jean-Baptiste Biot, and Bahadur Shah Zafar. After him are Božena Němcová, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Fromental Halévy, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Karl Nesselrode, and Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Clark Ross ranks 561 out of 7,765Before him are Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Robert Robinson (1886), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), and Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738). After him are Bob Hoskins (1942), Jean Simmons (1929), James Dewar (1842), Eric Burdon (1941), James II of Scotland (1430), and Thomas Savery (1650).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, James Clark Ross ranks 11Before him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), William Baffin (1584), Richard Francis Burton (1821), William Adams (1564), Henry Hudson (1570), and John Smith (1580). After him are John Davis (1550), William Dampier (1651), Robert FitzRoy (1805), Mary Kingsley (1862), Thomas Cavendish (1560), and George Vancouver (1757).