Robert Falcon Scott

1868 - 1912

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott, , (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a 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 2,715,833 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Robert Falcon Scott is the 46th most popular explorer (down from 44th in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 373rd 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 46 out of 405Before him are Martin Behaim, Antonio Pigafetta, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Jacob Roggeveen, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, and Zhang Qian. After him are Henry Hudson, Sven Hedin, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Diego de Almagro, and William Adams.

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Among people born in 1868, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 16Before him are Gichin Funakoshi, Gertrude Bell, Arnold Sommerfeld, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Emanuel Lasker, and Peter Behrens. After him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Scott Joplin, Gaston Leroux, and Gustav Meyrink. Among people deceased in 1912, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 13Before him are Karl May, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Thomas Andrews, Frédéric Passy, Joseph Lister, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen. After him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William McMaster Murdoch, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Johann Martin Schleyer, Benjamin Guggenheim, and John Jacob Astor IV.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Falcon Scott ranks 388 out of 6,924Before him are John Everett Millais (1829), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Richard Owen (1804), Thomas Young (1773), and Arthur Harden (1865). After him are Æthelred the Unready (968), Bobby Charlton (1937), Richard Wright (1943), William Laud (1573), Philip Larkin (1922), and Henry Hudson (1570).

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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 Henry Hudson (1570), William Adams (1564), John Smith (1580), William Baffin (1584), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), and William Dampier (1651).