Vilhjalmur Stefansson

1879 - 1962

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson (Icelandic: Vilhjálmur Stefánsson) (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was an Icelandic American Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vilhjalmur Stefansson has received more than 247,599 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Vilhjalmur Stefansson is the 381st most popular explorer (down from 352nd in 2019), the 420th most popular biography from Canada (down from 356th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Canadian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Vilhjalmur Stefansson ranks 381 out of 405Before him are Lachlan Macquarie, Tim Severin, Vassili Poyarkov, Johann Ludwig Krapf, John Moresby, and Herbert Ponting. After him are Tom Crean, Wiley Post, Allan Cunningham, Elisha Kent Kane, Matthew Henson, and Boyd Alexander.

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Among people born in 1879, Vilhjalmur Stefansson ranks 183Before him are Clyde Cessna, Robert Daniel Carmichael, Warner Oland, Royal Harwood Frost, Steponas Kairys, and Frederick Schule. After him are Björn Þórðarson, Edward Dillon, Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Hamilton Harty, Adolf Spinnler, and Sid Grauman. Among people deceased in 1962, Vilhjalmur Stefansson ranks 145Before him are Mykolas Biržiška, Lucile Watson, Robinson Jeffers, Charles Reisner, Gerrit Achterberg, and Frederick Schule. After him are María Rosa Lida de Malkiel, Louis Abell, Ron Flockhart, William Beebe, William Clothier, and Emmanuil Kazakevich.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Vilhjalmur Stefansson ranks 420 out of 1,130Before him are Wilfred Lucas (1871), Pauline Marois (1949), Sarah Polley (1979), Sarah Carter (1980), Sarah Chalke (1976), and Guy Gavriel Kay (1954). After him are Daniel Powter (1971), Santino Marella (1974), Rob Gonsalves (1959), Dorothy Stratten (1960), Robert Pickton (1949), and Todd McFarlane (1961).

Among EXPLORERS In Canada

Among explorers born in Canada, Vilhjalmur Stefansson ranks 5Before him are Joshua Slocum (1844), Louis Jolliet (1645), Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661), and Edward Belcher (1799).