Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

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Birthday
18, 1832
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1901 (68)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1832
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1901 (68)

About

Swedish explorer who sailed on the Vega around Europe and Asia through the Bering Strait.

Before Fame

Campaigning for Finnish independence from Russia earned him the ire of Russian authorities and exile from Finland.

Trivia

His famous voyage aboard the Vega took two years because the ship was trapped in ice during a long winter.

Family Life

He was born into a noble family, and his father was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Associated With

Vitus Bering was another prominent explorer of the waterway between North America and Russia, which came to bear his name.