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Michael Rockefeller

1938 - 1963

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Michael Clark Rockefeller (May 18, 1938 – presumed to have died November 19, 1961) was the fifth child of New York Governor and former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. He was the grandson of American financier John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Rockefeller has received more than 3,036,003 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Michael Rockefeller is the 59th most popular explorer (up from 145th in 2019), the 760th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,981st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Michael Rockefeller ranks 59 out of 405Before him are Hugh Glass, Samuel de Champlain, Henry Hudson, Diogo Cão, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Giovanni Battista Belzoni. After him are John Smith, James Clark Ross, Nikolay Przhevalsky, John Davis, Antonio Pigafetta, and William Dampier.

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Among people born in 1938, Michael Rockefeller ranks 44Before him are Donald Knuth, Marina Vlady, Bounnhang Vorachith, Diana Rigg, Robert Nozick, and Otto Rehhagel. After him are Frederick Forsyth, David Irving, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Jiří Menzel, Raymond Carver, and Brian Dennehy. Among people deceased in 1963, Michael Rockefeller ranks 26Before him are Thích Quảng Đức, Yasujirō Ozu, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Rajendra Prasad, Abd al-Karim Qasim, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. After him are Carmen Amaya, Theodore von Kármán, Richard Baer, Jacques Hadamard, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, and Richard Barthelmess.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Rockefeller ranks 760 out of 18,182Before him are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), John Searle (1932), Woody Harrelson (1961), Steve Reich (1936), Matthew McConaughey (1969), and Larry Ellison (1944). After him are Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Bill Russell (1934), John Cassavetes (1929), Harry Belafonte (1927), Willard Libby (1908), and Anne Baxter (1923).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Michael Rockefeller ranks 2Before him are Hugh Glass (1783). After him are Davy Crockett (1786), Calamity Jane (1852), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Frederick Cook (1865), Sacagawea (1780), Jim Bridger (1804), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Don Walsh (1931), Jimmie Angel (1899), and George W. De Long (1844).