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Ernest Shackleton

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Birthday
15, 1874
Birthplace
Kilkea, Ireland
DEATH DATE
Jan 5, 1922 (47)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1874
Birthplace
Kilkea, Ireland
DEATH DATE
Jan 5, 1922 (47)

About

Irish Antarctic explorer who became a hero without ever accomplishing his dream of crossing the Antarctic.

Before Fame

After being forced to return home from the historic Discovery Expedition, he set out to cross the Antarctic from shore to shore.

Trivia

His ship to the South Pole became trapped in ice, and he led his crew on a precarious journey back to safety.

Family Life

He grew up in Ireland as the second oldest of ten children. He was married to Emily Mary Dorman from 1904 until 1922, and he had three kids named Edward, Cecily and Raymond.

Associated With

He was on the expedition that sent Roald Amundsen to become the first man to set foot on the Antarctic.