Frederick Cook

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Birthday
10, 1865
Birthplace
Callicoon, NY
Death Date
Aug 5, 1940 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1865
Birthplace
Callicoon, NY
Death Date
Aug 5, 1940 (75)

About

Explorer who claimed to be the first person to reach the North Pole.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree in 1890.

Trivia

His contemporary Robert E. Peary is more widely credited as the first person to reach the North Pole.

Family Life

His father, a doctor, and his mother were both German immigrants living in the U.S.

Associated With

He founded the Explorers Club of New York, which counts not only earthbound explorers, but space explorers like Neil Armstrong, among its members.