Robert O'Hara Burke

1821 - 1861

Robert O'Hara Burke

Robert O'Hara Burke (6 May 1821 – c. 28 June 1861) was an Irish soldier and police officer who achieved fame as an Australian explorer. He was the leader of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, which was the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north, finding a route across the continent from the settled areas of Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert O'Hara Burke has received more than 107,434 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 347th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Robert O'Hara Burke ranks 348 out of 367Before him are Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Tom Crean, Hubert Wilkins, George Bass, Henry Seebohm, and Finn Ronne. After him are John Rae, Elisha Kent Kane, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Matthew Henson, David Thompson, and Edgeworth David.

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Among people born in 1821, Robert O'Hara Burke ranks 62Before him are Mikhail Petrashevsky, Apollon Maykov, John Abbott, Samuel Baker, Charles Francis Hall, and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe. After him are Charles Tupper, Friedrich Kiel, and Daniel Harvey Hill. Among people deceased in 1861, Robert O'Hara Burke ranks 41Before him are Albert Niemann, Heinrich Rudolf Schinz, Peter Georg Bang, Stephen A. Douglas, Manuel Antônio de Almeida, and John Stevens Henslow. After him is Nathaniel Lyon.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Robert O'Hara Burke ranks 209 out of 366Before him are Pat O'Callaghan (1906), Tom Crean (1877), Luke Kelly (1940), Robert Sheehan (1988), Tom Kiely (1869), and Peter Sutherland (1946). After him are Owen Moore (1886), Colm Tóibín (1955), Michael Scott (1959), Robert Emmet (1778), Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865), and Cathal Brugha (1874).

Among EXPLORERS In Ireland

Among explorers born in Ireland, Robert O'Hara Burke ranks 7Before him are Ernest Shackleton (1874), Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), Edward Bransfield (1785), Robert McClure (1807), Henry Kellett (1806), and Tom Crean (1877).

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