Featured Destination

September 2019: Autumn in the Southern Chilterns

We feel an autumn break should be about embracing the beauty of the season rather than trying to escape it in the search for year-round ...More
More Uk destinations

Ranulph Fiennes
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Windsor, Berkshire
Born on 7th of March 1944

Born 1944 - English explorer

A British explorer, he led expeditions up the White Nile on a hovercraft in 1969 and on Norway’s Jostedalsbreen Glacier in 1970. His most famous was the Transglobe Expedition he undertook from 1979 until 1982 with Oliver Shepard and Charles Burton, the first people to reach both the north and south poles by land. In 1992 he led an expeditions that discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman. He is also a famous author publishing 13 books in fiction and non-fiction. He was appointed OBE in 1993, and the Polar Medal in 1995.

Links: Straight from the horses mouth

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Ranulph Fiennes?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

7219 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons. - Ringo Starr
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages