Richard E. Byrd

1888 - 1957

Richard E. Byrd

Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard E. Byrd has received more than 1,486,721 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 68th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Richard E. Byrd ranks 68 out of 367Before him are John Davis, Jules Dumont d'Urville, James Clark Ross, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Hugh Glass, and William Dampier. After him are Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Alonso de Ojeda, Sacagawea, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

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Among people born in 1888, Richard E. Byrd ranks 41Before him are Inge Lehmann, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Ernst Kretschmer, Georges Bernanos, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., and Oskar Schlemmer. After him are Vladimir K. Zworykin, Carin Göring, Katherine Mansfield, John Foster Dulles, Ernst Heinkel, and Nikolay Shvernik. Among people deceased in 1957, Richard E. Byrd ranks 33Before him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eliot Ness, Heinrich Hoffmann, Erich von Stroheim, Joseph McCarthy, and Maurice Garin. After him are José Leandro Andrade, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Carl Clauberg, V. Gordon Childe, and James Brendan Connolly.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard E. Byrd ranks 855 out of 12,171Before him are Harrison Schmitt (1935), Jackie Robinson (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Willie Nelson (1933), Solomon Northup (1808), and Ed O'Neill (1946). After him are Mel Ferrer (1917), Art Garfunkel (1941), William Gibson (1948), Groucho Marx (1890), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and David Fincher (1962).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Richard E. Byrd ranks 1After him are Sacagawea (1780), Davy Crockett (1786), Frederick Cook (1865), Calamity Jane (1852), Daniel Boone (1734), Jedediah Smith (1799), Jim Bridger (1804), Jimmie Angel (1899), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Don Walsh (1931), and George W. De Long (1844).