John Rae

1813 - 1893

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John Rae (Inuktitut: ᐊᒡᓘᑲ, [aɡluːka]; 30 September 1813 – 22 July 1893) was a Scottish surgeon who explored parts of northern Canada. Rae explored the Gulf of Boothia, northwest of the Hudson Bay, from 1846 to 1847, and the Arctic coast near Victoria Island from 1848 to 1851. In 1854, back in the Gulf of Boothia, he obtained credible information from local Inuit peoples about the fate of the Franklin Expedition, which had disappeared in the area in 1848. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Rae has received more than 13,227 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Rae is the 417th most popular explorer (down from 369th in 2019), the 4,271st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,699th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Explorer.

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Among explorers, John Rae ranks 417 out of 405Before him are Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Isaac Israel Hayes, Fyodor Konyukhov, Artur Chilingarov, Vassili Poyarkov, and Tom Crean. After him are Elisha Kent Kane, Johann Ludwig Krapf, Aleksandra Potanina, Grigory Grum-Grshimailo, Louis Hennepin, and Edgeworth David.

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Among people born in 1813, John Rae ranks 67Before him are Félix María Zuloaga, Gennady Nevelskoy, Timofey Granovsky, Stephen Mallory, George Alexander Macfarren, and John Sedgwick. After him are Radhanath Sikdar, George Peter Alexander Healy, Lot M. Morrill, and Zachariah Chandler. Among people deceased in 1893, John Rae ranks 74Before him are Aleksey Pleshcheyev, James G. Blaine, Edwin Booth, Richard Spruce, Hamilton Fish, and Ion Emanuel Florescu. After him are Aleksandra Potanina, Edmund Kirby Smith, John Ballance, William Fox, Francis Parkman, and Benjamin Jowett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Rae ranks 4,271 out of 7,765Before him are Robin Dunbar (1947), Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868), John Edwards (1953), Alfie Allen (1986), Steve Clark (1960), and Marcus Rashford (1997). After him are David Mitchell (1969), John Dill (1881), Sophie Muller (1962), Charles Kent (1852), George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784), and Owain Yeoman (1978).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, John Rae ranks 66Before him are John Moresby (1830), Herbert Ponting (1870), George Back (1796), Boyd Alexander (1873), Lachlan Macquarie (1762), and Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886). After him are Edgeworth David (1858), William Lashly (1867), Ed Stafford (1975), David Thompson (1770), Samuel Hearne (1745), and Henry Seebohm (1832).