John Moresby

1830 - 1922

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Rear Admiral John Moresby (15 March 1830 – 12 July 1922) was a British naval officer who explored the coast of New Guinea and was the first European to discover the site of Port Moresby. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Moresby has received more than 34,017 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Moresby is the 379th most popular explorer (down from 342nd in 2019), the 3,951st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,269th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, John Moresby ranks 379 out of 405Before him are Hubert Wilkins, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Lachlan Macquarie, Tim Severin, Vassili Poyarkov, and Johann Ludwig Krapf. After him are Herbert Ponting, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Tom Crean, Wiley Post, Allan Cunningham, and Elisha Kent Kane.

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Among people born in 1830, John Moresby ranks 56Before him are Charles Wyville Thomson, Clements Markham, Harriet Lane, Henry Bird, Karolina Světlá, and James G. Blaine. After him are Oliver Otis Howard, Frederic Moore, and John Douglas. Among people deceased in 1922, John Moresby ranks 103Before him are Josef Václav Myslbek, Take Ionescu, José de Amézola y Aspizúa, August Palm, Vilma Hugonnai, and A. V. Dicey. After him are Henry Lawson, Tullio Bozza, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, William Desmond Taylor, Cathal Brugha, and Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Moresby ranks 3,951 out of 6,924Before him are Aneurin Bevan (1897), Tracey Ullman (1959), Edward Rutherfurd (1948), Peter Lorimer (1946), Angus Macfadyen (1963), and Jocelyn Pook (1960). After him are Cecil Griffiths (1900), Harry Mallin (1892), Stephen Leacock (1869), Ian McDonald (1960), Geoffrey Unsworth (1914), and William Ames (1576).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, John Moresby ranks 61Before him are George Bass (1771), John Rae (1813), Ranulph Fiennes (1944), Edward Wilson (1872), Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886), and Lachlan Macquarie (1762). After him are Herbert Ponting (1870), Allan Cunningham (1791), Boyd Alexander (1873), Edgeworth David (1858), Samuel Hearne (1745), and David Thompson (1770).