Robert FitzRoy

1805 - 1865

Robert FitzRoy

Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy (5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865) was an English officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist. He achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, FitzRoy's second expedition to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone. FitzRoy was a pioneering meteorologist who made accurate daily weather predictions, which he called by a new name of his own invention: "forecasts". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert FitzRoy has received more than 322,905 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 90th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Robert FitzRoy ranks 90 out of 367Before him are Stepan Makarov, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Thomas Cavendish, and Bjarni Herjólfsson. After him are Pêro da Covilhã, Juan Díaz de Solís, Tristão da Cunha, Pánfilo de Narváez, Willem Janszoon, and Willem Schouten.

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Among people born in 1805, Robert FitzRoy ranks 15Before him are Louis Auguste Blanqui, Fanny Mendelssohn, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, and Khachatur Abovian. After him are Adalbert Stifter, Marie d'Agoult, 9th Dalai Lama, Thomas Graham, Shirali Muslimov, and August Bournonville. Among people deceased in 1865, Robert FitzRoy ranks 11Before him are Ignaz Semmelweis, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, and Johann Franz Encke. After him are Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Heinrich Barth, Elizabeth Gaskell, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Shoqan Walikhanov, and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert FitzRoy ranks 759 out of 5,347Before him are Olave Baden-Powell (1889), William Bligh (1754), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), Jane Seymour (1951), and Edgar F. Codd (1923). After him are Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), John Paul Jones (1946), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), and James Hargreaves (1720).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Robert FitzRoy ranks 15Before him are William Adams (1564), William Baffin (1584), John Davis (1550), James Clark Ross (1800), William Dampier (1651), and Thomas Cavendish (1560). After him are George Vancouver (1757), Mary Kingsley (1862), Samuel Wallis (1728), Alexander Mackenzie (1764), Martin Frobisher (1535), and John Rolfe (1585).