Adolf Erik Nordenskiold


Birthday November 18, 1832

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Finland

DEATH DATE Aug 12, 1901 (68)

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Baron, botanist, mineralogist geologist, and arctic explorer who was a member of the famous Nordenskiöld family. He is best known for leading the Vega expedition along the northern coast of Eurasia, which was the first complete crossing of the Northeast Passage.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Helsinki.


His books include The Voyage of the Vega Round Asia and Europe: With a Historical Review of Previous Journeys Along the North Coast of the Old World.

Family Life

He had two children, Erland and Gustaf Nordenskiöld.

Associated With

Another prominent scientist is Charles Darwin.

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