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Samuel Wallis

1728 - 1795

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Samuel Wallis (23 April 1728 – 21 January 1795 in London) was a British naval officer and explorer of the Pacific Ocean who made the first recorded visit by a European navigator to Tahiti. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Wallis has received more than 97,666 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Samuel Wallis is the 154th most popular explorer (down from 141st in 2019), the 1,368th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,220th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, Samuel Wallis ranks 154 out of 405Before him are Hans Staden, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, John Sutter, Juan de Grijalva, Adrien de Gerlache, and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie. After him are Ahmad ibn Rustah, Anthony van Diemen, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Gil Eanes, Paulo da Gama, and Pedro Mascarenhas.

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Among people born in 1728, Samuel Wallis ranks 13Before him are Niccolò Piccinni, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Robert Adam, and Antoine Baumé. After him are Shah Alam II, Ali Bey al-Kabir, Kirill Razumovski, Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Oliver Goldsmith, and John Hunter. Among people deceased in 1795, Samuel Wallis ranks 10Before him are François-André Danican Philidor, Sayat-Nova, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Georg Benda, Carl Michael Bellman, and Honoré III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Ahilyabai Holkar, Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria, Pieter Boddaert, Josiah Wedgwood, Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, and Jean-Jacques Barthélemy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Wallis ranks 1,368 out of 7,765Before him are Steven Berkoff (1937), Tom Pryce (1949), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799), John Toshack (1949), and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (1936). After him are Edward Lear (1812), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Thomas Sydenham (1624), Frank Lampard (1978), and Neville Marriner (1924).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, Samuel Wallis ranks 21Before him are Mary Kingsley (1862), Thomas Cavendish (1560), George Vancouver (1757), Isabella Bird (1831), Martin Frobisher (1535), and Alexander Mackenzie (1764). After him are Matthew Flinders (1774), James Bruce (1730), John Rolfe (1585), Mark Sykes (1879), Lady Hester Stanhope (1776), and Douglas Mawson (1882).