John Ross

1777 - 1856

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Sir John Ross (24 June 1777 – 30 August 1856) was a Scottish Royal Navy officer and polar explorer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ross has received more than 99,818 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. John Ross is the 206th most popular explorer, the 1,712th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 27th most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, John Ross ranks 206 out of 498Before him are André Thevet, Vasily Tatishchev, Estêvão Gomes, Naddodd, Thekla Resvoll, and Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon. After him are Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Lincoln Ellsworth, George W. De Long, Alejandro Malaspina, and Francisco de Bobadilla.

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Among people born in 1777, John Ross ranks 24Before him are Filippo Taglioni, Louis Poinsot, Guillaume Dupuytren, Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, and Lorenzo Bartolini. After him are Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, William II, Elector of Hesse, Heinrich Marx, Madame Clicquot Ponsardin, Aleksander Orłowski, and Christian Daniel Rauch. Among people deceased in 1856, John Ross ranks 26Before him are Augustin Thierry, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Pyotr Chaadayev, Georgios Sinas, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, and Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman. After him are William Buckland, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, Wilhelm von Biela, Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, and Emil Aarestrup.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ross ranks 1,712 out of 8,785Before him are Oliver Hart (1948), Cassivellaunus (-100), Bill Foulkes (1932), James Gillray (1756), James Ferguson (1797), and Harold Laski (1893). After him are Donald Adamson (1939), George Rooke (1650), Wat Tyler (1341), Lulach (1030), Eadgifu of Wessex (null), and Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (1777).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, John Ross ranks 27Before him are James Bruce (1730), John Rolfe (1585), William Parry (1790), Alexander Mackenzie (1764), Matthew Flinders (1774), and Samuel Wallis (1728). After him are Lady Hester Stanhope (1776), William Smith (1790), Anthony Jenkinson (1529), Humphrey Gilbert (1539), Richard Chancellor (1521), and Douglas Mawson (1882).