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 Sir John Ross, and four led by Sir William 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 494,520 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). James Clark Ross is the 60th most popular explorer (up from 64th in 2019), the 527th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 565th 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 60 out of 405Before him are John Smith, Hernando de Soto, William Baffin, Samuel de Champlain, Hanno the Navigator, and Richard Francis Burton. After him are Diogo Cão, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Alonso de Ojeda, William Dampier, and Davy Crockett.

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Among people born in 1800, James Clark Ross ranks 8Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Charles Goodyear, Millard Fillmore, Henry Fox Talbot, Emperor Ninkō, and France Prešeren. After him are John Edward Gray, Lars Levi Laestadius, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, John Brown, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1862, James Clark Ross ranks 6Before him are Martin Van Buren, Henry David Thoreau, John Tyler, Samuel Colt, and Jean-Baptiste Biot. After him are Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Fromental Halévy, Božena Němcová, and Karl Nesselrode.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Clark Ross ranks 527 out of 6,924Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), Daphne du Maurier (1907), James II of Scotland (1430), John Franklin (1786), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), and Richard Francis Burton (1821). After him are Nigel Mansell (1953), Gordon Banks (1937), James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), A. S. Neill (1883), and Bob Hoskins (1942).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, James Clark Ross ranks 11Before him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Henry Hudson (1570), William Adams (1564), John Smith (1580), William Baffin (1584), and Richard Francis Burton (1821). After him are William Dampier (1651), John Davis (1550), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Robert FitzRoy (1805), Mary Kingsley (1862), and Alexander Mackenzie (1764).