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Roald Amundsen

1872 - 1928

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (UK: , US: ; Norwegian: [ˈrùːɑɫ ˈɑ̂mʉnsən] (listen); 16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He was a key figure of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Born in Borge, Østfold, Norway, Amundsen began his career as a polar explorer as first mate on Adrien de Gerlache's Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–1899. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roald Amundsen has received more than 3,047,689 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 145 in 2019). Roald Amundsen is the 7th most popular explorer (up from 9th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Norway (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Explorer.

Roald Amundsen is most famous for being the first person to reach the South Pole.

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Roald Amundsen ranks 7 out of 405Before him are Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, and Bartolomeu Dias. After him are Ibn Battuta, James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Zheng He, Francis Drake, and Francisco Pizarro.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1872, Roald Amundsen ranks 1After him are Piet Mondrian, Bertrand Russell, Alexandra Kollontai, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Paul Langevin, Léon Blum, Emil Hácha, and Marcel Mauss. Among people deceased in 1928, Roald Amundsen ranks 1After him are Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Maria Feodorovna, Max Scheler, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, and Franz Stuck.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Roald Amundsen ranks 3 out of 927Before him are Edvard Munch (1863) and Ragnar Lodbrok (850). After him are Edvard Grieg (1843), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Harald V of Norway (1937), Knut Hamsun (1859), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Harald Fairhair (850), Rollo (846), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), and Erik the Red (950).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Roald Amundsen ranks 1After him are Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Naddodd (900), Oscar Wisting (1871), Helmer Hanssen (1870), and Ohthere of Hålogaland (900).