James Wordie

1889 - 1962

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Sir James Mann Wordie CBE Fellow of the Royal Society PRGS FRSGS LLD (26 April 1889 – 16 January 1962) was a Scottish polar explorer and geologist. Friends knew him as Jock Wordie. He was President of the Royal Geological Society from 1951 to 1954.Wordie was born at Partick, Glasgow, the son of John Wordie, owner of Wordie & Co, a major carrier and carting contractor, with multiple premises throughout Glasgow, and Jane Catherine Mann. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Wordie has received more than 40,044 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Wordie is the 398th most popular explorer (down from 362nd in 2019), the 4,742nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,909th in 2019) and the 70th most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, James Wordie ranks 398 out of 405Before him are Charles Sturt, George Grey, Henry Seebohm, Isaac Israel Hayes, Harry Johnston, and Henry Kellett. After him are John Oxley, John Forrest, Thomas Mitchell, Ellen MacArthur, Marek Kamiński, and Ann Bancroft.

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Among people born in 1889, James Wordie ranks 218Before him are Ray Collins, Hugo Wieslander, Fanny Durack, Robert Benchley, Marjorie Rambeau, and Moroni Olsen. After him are Vera C. Bushfield, Elsie Janis, Walter Catlett, and James Stephenson. Among people deceased in 1962, James Wordie ranks 162Before him are Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ernie Kovacs, Ludwig Bemelmans, Bjørn Rasmussen, Peter Ryan, and Louise Fazenda. After him are Louise Beavers, Roy Atwell, and Frank Lovejoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Wordie ranks 4,742 out of 6,924Before him are Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779), Alan Sugar (1947), Marcus Rashford (1997), Shaun Wright-Phillips (1981), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1993), and Shaun Murphy (1982). After him are Lynn Fontanne (1887), Antonia Thomas (1986), Mark Clattenburg (1975), Trevor Brooking (1948), Alastair Reynolds (1966), and Louise Brealey (1979).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, James Wordie ranks 70Before him are Boyd Alexander (1873), Edgeworth David (1858), Samuel Hearne (1745), David Thompson (1770), Henry Seebohm (1832), and Harry Johnston (1858). After him are John Oxley (1785), Thomas Mitchell (1792), and Ellen MacArthur (1976).