Matthew Henson

1866 - 1955

Matthew Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was an American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. They spent a total of 18 years on expeditions together. He is best known for his participation in the 1908-1909 expedition that claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, 1909. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew Henson has received more than 710,731 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 351st most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Matthew Henson ranks 352 out of 367Before him are Henry Seebohm, Finn Ronne, Robert O'Hara Burke, John Rae, Elisha Kent Kane, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson. After him are David Thompson, Edgeworth David, Charles Sturt, Ed Stafford, George Grey, and Wiley Post.

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Among people born in 1866, Matthew Henson ranks 103Before him are Lena Rice, Ernest Mangnall, Maud Gonne, David Samanez Ocampo, Mahboob Ali Khan, and Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon.  Among people deceased in 1955, Matthew Henson ranks 105Before him are František Janda-Suk, Shemp Howard, Martha Norelius, William C. deMille, S. Z. Sakall, and James P. Johnson. After him are David Carstens, Robert E. Sherwood, Katharine Drexel, and Robert Riskin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Matthew Henson ranks 6,740 out of 12,171Before him are Gil Birmingham (1953), Nancy Chodorow (1944), William Bartram (1739), Parker Posey (1968), Don Carlos Buell (1818), and Melissa Benoist (1988). After him are Peter Berg (1962), Thomas Watson Jr. (1914), Buster Crabbe (1908), John Warnock (1940), Camila Mendes (1994), and Charles Stark Draper (1901).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Matthew Henson ranks 27Before him are Frederick Russell Burnham (1861), Charles Francis Hall (1821), John Wesley Powell (1834), Charles Wilkes (1798), Benjamin Morrell (1795), and Elisha Kent Kane (1820). After him are Ann Bancroft (1955).