John Franklin

1786 - 1847

John Franklin

Sir John Franklin (16 April 1786 – 11 June 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared while on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the North American Arctic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Franklin has received more than 1,045,765 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 293rd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Franklin ranks 293 out of 1,194Before him are Erich Hoepner, Cao Ren, Maximilian von Spee, Ivan Bagramyan, Gan Ning, and Svetozar Boroević. After him are Prokop the Great, Vasily Blyukher, Götz von Berlichingen, Luigi Cadorna, Thrasybulus, and Günther Prien.

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Among people born in 1786, John Franklin ranks 11Before him are Ludwig I of Bavaria, François Arago, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Marie Walewska, Sophie of France, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Friedrich Kuhlau, Davy Crockett, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Guadalupe Victoria, and Duke Pius August in Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1847, John Franklin ranks 6Before him are Felix Mendelssohn, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, and Fanny Mendelssohn. After him are Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Mary Anning, Jules de Polignac, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Alexandre Deschapelles, and Alexandre Brongniart.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Franklin ranks 583 out of 5,347Before him are John Ray (1627), David Cameron (1966), Diana Rigg (1938), Maud of Wales (1869), John Fowles (1926), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Wilkie Collins (1824), John Gurdon (1933), and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, John Franklin ranks 8Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Edward Smith (1850), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), and Rudolf Abel (1903). After him are Harold Lowe (1882), John Hawkins (1532), James Paul Moody (1887), William Bligh (1754), Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), and Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738).

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