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Robert Falcon Scott

1868 - 1912

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott, , (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Antarctic Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Falcon Scott has received more than 3,038,940 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Robert Falcon Scott is the 37th most popular explorer (up from 46th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 388th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Explorer.

Robert Falcon Scott was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic, both of which ended in tragedy. On his first expedition, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On the second expedition, Scott led a party of four which reached the pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that Amundsen had preceded them again. On their return journey, Scott and his companions all died from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.

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Among explorers, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 37 out of 405Before him are Pytheas, Francisco de Orellana, Evliya Çelebi, Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Juan Ponce de León, and Jan van Riebeeck. After him are Martin Behaim, Ernest Shackleton, Hanno the Navigator, Zhang Qian, Ingólfr Arnarson, and Sven Hedin.

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Among people born in 1868, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 15Before him are Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, Emanuel Lasker, Arnold Sommerfeld, and Peter Behrens. After him are Gertrude Bell, Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, and Theodore William Richards. Among people deceased in 1912, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 11Before him are Edward Smith, Bram Stoker, Frédéric Passy, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Karl May, and Thomas Andrews. After him are Joseph Lister, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William McMaster Murdoch, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and Auguste Beernaert.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 317 out of 7,765Before him are David II of Scotland (1324), William Petty (1623), Edward Gibbon (1737), Benny Hill (1924), Stanley Matthews (1915), and Thomas Andrews (1873). After him are John Herschel (1792), Anne Neville (1456), Frederick Soddy (1877), Syd Barrett (1946), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), and Jon Lord (1941).

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Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 5Before him are James Cook (1728), Francis Drake (1540), David Livingstone (1813), and Henry Morton Stanley (1841). After him are William Baffin (1584), Richard Francis Burton (1821), William Adams (1564), Henry Hudson (1570), John Smith (1580), James Clark Ross (1800), and John Davis (1550).