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Richard E. Byrd

1888 - 1957

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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 2,472,111 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Richard E. Byrd is the 78th most popular explorer (down from 72nd in 2019), the 969th most popular biography from United States (down from 930th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Explorer.

Richard E. Byrd was an American naval officer and explorer. He was most famous for being the first person to fly over the North Pole.

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Among explorers, Richard E. Byrd ranks 78 out of 405Before him are Davy Crockett, Willem Janszoon, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Calamity Jane, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, and Ferdinand von Wrangel. After him are Benjamin of Tudela, Ármin Vámbéry, Stepan Makarov, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Bjarni Herjólfsson, and Yaqut al-Hamawi.

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Among people born in 1888, Richard E. Byrd ranks 39Before him are Maurice Chevalier, Anton Makarenko, Josef Albers, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Carin Göring, and Ossip Zadkine. After him are Ernst Kretschmer, Georges Bernanos, Oskar Schlemmer, Katherine Mansfield, Ernst Heinkel, and Irving Berlin. Among people deceased in 1957, Richard E. Byrd ranks 32Before him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eliot Ness, Erich von Stroheim, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Heinrich Hoffmann, and Jože Plečnik. After him are V. Gordon Childe, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Maurice Garin, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Beniamino Gigli, and José Leandro Andrade.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard E. Byrd ranks 969 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), Mark Wahlberg (1971), Judith Butler (1956), Joel Schumacher (1939), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960). After him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Virginia Apgar (1909), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Sam Shepard (1943), and James Horner (1953).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Richard E. Byrd ranks 5Before him are Hugh Glass (1783), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Davy Crockett (1786), and Calamity Jane (1852). After him are Frederick Cook (1865), Sacagawea (1780), Jim Bridger (1804), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Don Walsh (1931), Jimmie Angel (1899), and George W. De Long (1844).