Ranulph Fiennes

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Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Sir Ranulph Fiennes () and sometimes as Ran Fiennes, is a British explorer, writer and poet, who holds several endurance records. Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years, including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the Army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North Pole and South Pole by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ranulph Fiennes has received more than 3,520,091 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Ranulph Fiennes is the 466th most popular explorer (down from 390th in 2019), the 4,886th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,669th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, Ranulph Fiennes ranks 466 out of 498Before him are Ed Stafford, Edgeworth David, Henry Seebohm, Thomas Button, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Anthony de la Roché. After him are Henry Robertson Bowers, Nain Singh, Tom Crean, Oscar Baumann, George Grey, and Jan Carstenszoon.

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Among people born in 1944, Ranulph Fiennes ranks 629Before him are Miguel Mejía Barón, Annie Famose, Jack Casady, Tibor Tatai, Ans Schut, and Héctor Santos. After him are Fidélis, Stoyan Yordanov, Gianni Bonichon, Anand Satyanand, Buchi Emecheta, and Armistead Maupin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ranulph Fiennes ranks 4,886 out of 8,785Before him are Colin Greenwood (1969), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875), John Barrowman (1967), Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin (1866), Luke Fildes (1843), and Andy Fraser (1952). After him are Charles Hefferon (1878), Robin Sachs (1951), Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862), Judy Parfitt (1935), Ralph Ineson (1969), and Sarah Trimmer (1741).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Ranulph Fiennes ranks 72Before him are Ed Stafford (1975), Edgeworth David (1858), Henry Seebohm (1832), Thomas Button (1575), Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886), and Anthony de la Roché (1700). After him are Henry Robertson Bowers (1883), Samuel Hearne (1745), David Thompson (1770), Allan Cunningham (1791), Harry Johnston (1858), and William Lashly (1867).