George Back

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Birthday
6, 1796
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1878 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1796
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1878 (81)

About

He made four expeditions to North America's polar coast, exploring the region as part of John Franklin's expedition.

Before Fame

He joined the first expedition to recover the missing explorer John Ross.

Trivia

He was also an accomplished painter, and one of his works sold for nearly $60,000 at an auction.

Family Life

He was raised near Stockport in Cheshire, England.

Associated With

His companion for his first two expeditions would later venture off and became lost, prompting John Rae's rescue expedition.