Jens Munk

1579 - 1628

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Jens Munk (3 June or July 1579 – 28 June 1628) was a Dano-Norwegian navigator and explorer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jens Munk has received more than 63,929 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Jens Munk is the 198th most popular explorer (up from 231st in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Norway (up from 161st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Norwegian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Jens Munk ranks 198 out of 405Before him are Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Pedro Arias Dávila, Matthew Flinders, Ma Huan, Jim Bridger, and Jan Czerski. After him are Henri Mouhot, Francisco de Montejo, John Sutter, Chris McCandless, Niccolò de' Conti, and Jedediah Smith.

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Among people born in 1579, Jens Munk ranks 7Before him are Frans Snyders, Tirso de Molina, Tokugawa Hidetada, Martin de Porres, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and John Fletcher. After him are Juan Pablo Bonet, Johannes Meursius, Luis Vélez de Guevara, and John Ogilvie. Among people deceased in 1628, Jens Munk ranks 8Before him are François de Malherbe, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, Palma il Giovane, Rudolph Goclenius, John Bull, and John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg. After him is Magdalene of Bavaria.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Jens Munk ranks 133 out of 735Before him are Rikard Nordraak (1842), Anne Holt (1958), Ole Einar Bjørndalen (1974), Frits Thaulow (1847), May-Britt Moser (1963), and Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1973). After him are Ulvhild Håkansdotter (1090), Mari Boine (1956), Thorleif Haug (1894), Viggo Brun (1885), Odvar Nordli (1927), and Haakon Magnusson of Norway (1068).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Jens Munk ranks 13Before him are Otto Sverdrup (1854), Naddodd (900), Oscar Wisting (1871), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), and Knut Haugland (1917). After him are Helmer Hanssen (1870), Helge Ingstad (1899), Carl Anton Larsen (1860), Olav Bjaaland (1873), Sverre Hassel (1876), and Grímur Kamban (801).