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Oscar Wisting

1871 - 1936

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Oscar Adolf Wisting (6 June 1871 – 5 December 1936) was a Norwegian Naval officer and polar explorer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Wisting has received more than 67,368 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Oscar Wisting is the 156th most popular explorer (up from 182nd in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Norway (up from 123rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Norwegian Explorer.

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  • 67k

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  • 66.48

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Oscar Wisting ranks 156 out of 405Before him are Vladimir Arsenyev, Juan de Grijalva, Gaspar Corte-Real, Anthony van Diemen, Rodrigo de Triana, and Isabelle Eberhardt. After him are Carsten Borchgrevink, Hjalmar Johansen, James Weddell, Hendrik Brouwer, Ahmad ibn Rustah, and Pedro Mascarenhas.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1871, Oscar Wisting ranks 42Before him are Sergei Bulgakov, Gerardo Machado, William McDougall, Princess Hélène of Orléans, Hanns Heinz Ewers, and Ovide Decroly. After him are Zhang Jinghui, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Fedor Tokarev, Arthur Tansley, Danilo, Crown Prince of Montenegro, and Stephen Crane. Among people deceased in 1936, Oscar Wisting ranks 64Before him are Max Schreck, Edward Bach, Saitō Makoto, Mikhail Tomsky, Takahashi Korekiyo, and Anna Boch. After him are Hans Poelzig, Henri de Régnier, Oskar Barnack, Martin Lowry, Gyula Gömbös, and Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Oscar Wisting ranks 104 out of 735Before him are Magnus, Duke of Saxony (1042), Peter Tordenskjold (1690), Jonas Lie (1833), Christian Michelsen (1857), Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (1973), and Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (1973). After him are Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), Axel Paulsen (1855), Varg Vikernes (1973), Christian Sinding (1856), and Hjalmar Johansen (1867).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Oscar Wisting ranks 9Before him are Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Ohthere of Hålogaland (900), Otto Sverdrup (1854), and Naddodd (900). After him are Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Knut Haugland (1917), Jens Munk (1579), Helmer Hanssen (1870), and Helge Ingstad (1899).