Sven Hedin

1865 - 1952

Sven Hedin

Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Hedin has received more than 199,730 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Sven Hedin ranks 43 out of 367Before him are Ingólfr Arnarson, Antonio Pigafetta, Martin Behaim, Jacob Roggeveen, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. After him are Robert Falcon Scott, Hanno the Navigator, Zhang Qian, Ernest Shackleton, Henry Hudson, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld.

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Among people born in 1865, Sven Hedin ranks 14Before him are Alexander Glazunov, Arthur Harden, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, Carl Nielsen, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Paul Dukas, Suzanne Valadon, Benjamin Guggenheim, Philipp Scheidemann, and Andranik. Among people deceased in 1952, Sven Hedin ranks 12Before him are Chaim Weizmann, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, and Walter Schellenberg. After him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Elena of Montenegro, Karen Horney, Ferenc Molnár, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, and Jürgen Stroop.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Sven Hedin ranks 68 out of 935Before him are Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Folke Bernadotte (1895), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Carl Larsson (1853), and Eyvind Johnson (1900). After him are Benny Andersson (1946), Anders Zorn (1860), Arne Tiselius (1902), Louise of Sweden (1851), Hannes Alfvén (1908), and Stieg Larsson (1954).

Among EXPLORERS In Sweden

Among explorers born in Sweden, Sven Hedin ranks 1After him are Salomon August Andrée (1854) and Pehr Osbeck (1723).

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