Tom Crean

1877 - 1938

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Thomas "Tom" Crean (Irish: Tomás Ó Croidheáin; 20 July 1877 – 27 July 1938) was an Irish seaman and Antarctic explorer who was awarded the Albert Medal for Lifesaving. Crean was a member of three major expeditions to Antarctica during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, including Robert Falcon Scott's 1911–13 Terra Nova Expedition. This saw the race to reach the South Pole lost to Roald Amundsen and ended in the deaths of Scott and his party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Crean has received more than 35,414 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Tom Crean is the 382nd most popular explorer (down from 344th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 204th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Irish Explorer.

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Among explorers, Tom Crean ranks 382 out of 405Before him are Tim Severin, Vassili Poyarkov, Johann Ludwig Krapf, John Moresby, Herbert Ponting, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson. After him are Wiley Post, Allan Cunningham, Elisha Kent Kane, Matthew Henson, Boyd Alexander, and Adolphus Greely.

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Among people born in 1877, Tom Crean ranks 134Before him are Patrick Leahy, Tom Thomson, Malcolm Whitman, Victor Willems, Aleksandr Arbuzov, and Winifred McNair. After him are Lloyd C. Douglas, William Beebe, Albino Jara, Claire McDowell, Edward Barrett, and Richard Pearse. Among people deceased in 1938, Tom Crean ranks 159Before him are Ricardo Samper, Ekaterine Gabashvili, Alma Gluck, John Kunkel Small, Warner Oland, and Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire. After him are Andreas Michalakopoulos, Zitkala-Sa, Pauline Frederick, Benjamin N. Cardozo, George Lyon, and James Weldon Johnson.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Tom Crean ranks 247 out of 460Before him are Mary Ward (1827), John McKenna (1855), Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110), Eoin O'Duffy (1890), John O'Shea (1981), and George Salmon (1819). After him are Cecelia Ahern (1981), Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865), Tim Ahearne (1885), Ronan Keating (1977), Michael McElhatton (1963), and Margaret Mazzantini (1961).

Among EXPLORERS In Ireland

Among explorers born in Ireland, Tom Crean ranks 6Before him are Ernest Shackleton (1874), Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), Edward Bransfield (1785), Robert McClure (1807), and Robert O'Hara Burke (1821). After him are Henry Kellett (1806).