Adolphus Greely


Birthday March 17, 1844

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Nebraska

DEATH DATE Oct 20, 1935 (91)

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Leader of the eponymous polar expedition that got trapped in the wilderness for over three years.

Before Fame

He had no scientific or exploring experience for the expedition, but his military background and strong leadership was enough.


He was expecting supplies for his expedition to come in by ship, but that never happened, and he was forced to keep alive a group through harsh conditions on almost nothing.

Family Life

He grew up up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the descendant of a long line of New England settlers.

Associated With

He was a friend and supporter of aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell.