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List of Best Explorers

This is a ranking list of explorers. Only top dozen Best Explorers, according to different criteria, are presented. The ranking is in particular based on the number of occurences of each explorer in web pages, news, pictures and people votes in corresponding context.

Overall popularity

1. 443Samuel de Champlain
2. 364Christopher Columbus
3. 315Meriwether Lewis
4. 239Ferdinand Magellan
5. 227Ernest Shackleton
6. 225George Back
7. 221Robert Falcon Scott
8. 220William Clark
9. 214Francis Drake
10. 200Amerigo Vespucci
11. 193William S. Bruce
12. 193David Livingstone

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Popularity on the Web

275460John Young
125034George Back
101446William Smith
83546John Franklin
81258James Cook
71556James Bruce
70760William Clark
57889Christopher Columbus
47399William Adams
42400Thomas Walker
39751Henry Hudson
38575Thomas Mitchell

Popularity in the news

13George Back
12John Young
4James Bruce
4Samuel de Champlain
3William S. Bruce
3William Clark
3John Franklin
3Henry Hudson
3Meriwether Lewis
3Douglas Mawson
3Peter Pond
3William Smith

Popularity in pictures

211Christopher Columbus
137James Cook
118Marco Polo
108Ferdinand Magellan
103Ernest Shackleton
91Francis Drake
71William Clark
70Amerigo Vespucci
65Henry Hudson
62Vasco da Gama
60Meriwether Lewis
54Roald Amundsen

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