William Smith

1790 - 1847

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William Smith (c. 1790–1847) was an English captain born in Blyth, Northumberland, who discovered the South Shetland Islands, an archipelago off the Graham Land in Antarctica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Smith has received more than 125,821 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Smith is the 239th most popular explorer, the 2,034th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 29th most popular British Explorer.

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Among explorers, William Smith ranks 239 out of 405Before him are Carl Anton Larsen, Cristoforo Buondelmonti, Peter Freuchen, Francis Crozier, Roy Chapman Andrews, and Eduard von Toll. After him are Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Grigory Potanin, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Meriwether Lewis, Aleksei Chirikov, and Eusebio Kino.

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Among people born in 1790, William Smith ranks 21Before him are José Antonio Páez, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, Marquis de Custine, Gideon Mantell, William Parry, and Keisai Eisen. After him are Juan Álvarez, Claude Pouillet, Manuel Blanco Encalada, Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Ferdinand Raimund, and Ferenc Kölcsey. Among people deceased in 1847, William Smith ranks 21Before him are William II, Elector of Hesse, Thiệu Trị, Alexandre Deschapelles, Charles Hatchett, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, and Karl Friedrich Burdach. After him are Ioannis Kolettis, Friedrich von Gärtner, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Erik Gustaf Geijer, Daniel O'Connell, and Josef Jungmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Smith ranks 2,034 out of 6,924Before him are William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759), George Romney (1734), Joseph Butler (1692), Hertha Ayrton (1854), David Moyes (1963), and Charles Dawson (1864). After him are Lewis Gilbert (1920), Ebenezer Cobb Morley (1831), Philip Kerr (1956), Eadgifu of Wessex (null), Leo Genn (1905), and Tommy Taylor (1932).

Among EXPLORERS In United Kingdom

Among explorers born in United Kingdom, William Smith ranks 29Before him are William Parry (1790), Matthew Flinders (1774), Mark Sykes (1879), James Bruce (1730), Lady Hester Stanhope (1776), and Francis Crozier (1796). After him are Anthony Jenkinson (1529), Richard Chancellor (1521), John Byron (1723), John Biscoe (1794), Alexander Dalrymple (1737), and Humphrey Gilbert (1539).