Jules Dumont d'Urville

1790 - 1842

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Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (French pronunciation: [ʒyl dymɔ̃ dyʁvil]; 23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer and naval officer who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Dumont d'Urville has received more than 254,340 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jules Dumont d'Urville is the 72nd most popular explorer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 918th most popular biography from France (up from 953rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Explorer.

Jules dumont d'urville is most famous for being the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon.

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Among explorers, Jules Dumont d'Urville ranks 72 out of 498Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, John Davis, Xu Fu, Alonso de Ojeda, and Willem Schouten. After him are Richard Francis Burton, Hernando de Soto, William Dampier, Jeanne Baret, Ármin Vámbéry, and Diego Columbus.

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Among people born in 1790, Jules Dumont d'Urville ranks 8Before him are Leopold I of Belgium, August Ferdinand Möbius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Sunjo of Joseon, John Tyler, and George Everest. After him are Nicolas Chauvin, John Frederic Daniell, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, John Austin, Robert Stirling, and Marquis de Custine. Among people deceased in 1842, Jules Dumont d'Urville ranks 7Before him are Stendhal, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Luigi Cherubini, Bernardo O'Higgins, Constanze Mozart, and Clemens Brentano. After him are Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Dominique Jean Larrey, Pierre Cambronne, Peter Fendi, and Charles Bell.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Dumont d'Urville ranks 918 out of 6,770Before him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), Stéphane Audran (1932), Antoine Galland (1646), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), Sigismund of Burgundy (500), and Francis Lai (1932). After him are Chilperic I (539), Theodore Beza (1519), Saint Eligius (588), Michael Lonsdale (1931), Louise Michel (1830), and Louis Barthou (1862).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Jules Dumont d'Urville ranks 7Before him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Pytheas (-380), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Samuel de Champlain (1567), and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741). After him are Jeanne Baret (1740), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), Jean Chardin (1643), Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier (1705), and René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643).