Fridtjof Nansen

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Birthday
10, 1861
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
May 13, 1930 (68)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1861
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
May 13, 1930 (68)

About

Explorer who led four Arctic expeditions and won the Nobel Prize for Peace for helping populations displaced by war.

Before Fame

He studied zoology in hopes that it would allow him to work outdoors.

Trivia

He not only published books about his travels, but also had time to work for Norway's independence.

Family Life

He inherited his sense of duty and ethics from his father and his love of the outdoors from his mother.

Associated With

Helge Ingstad was another well-known Norwegian explorer.