Roald Amundsen

1872 - 1928

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (UK: , US: ; Norwegian: [ˈruːɑɫ ˈɑmʉnsən] (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 2,702,019 page views. His biography is available in 145 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Roald Amundsen is the 9th most popular explorer (down from 5th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Norway (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Explorer.

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

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Among explorers, Roald Amundsen ranks 9 out of 405Before him are Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, Bartolomeu Dias, Hernán Cortés, and James Cook. After him are Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, Prince Henry the Navigator, and Jacques Cartier.

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Among people born in 1872, Roald Amundsen ranks 1After him are Bertrand Russell, Piet Mondrian, Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Djemal Pasha, Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1928, Roald Amundsen ranks 1After him are Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Thomas Hardy, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, and Johannes Fibiger.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Roald Amundsen ranks 5 out of 735Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Edvard Munch (1863), Henrik Ibsen (1828), and Edvard Grieg (1843). After him are Harald Fairhair (850), Knut Hamsun (1859), Rollo (846), Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945).

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), Ohthere of Hålogaland (900), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Naddodd (900), Oscar Wisting (1871), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), and Knut Haugland (1917).