James Clark Ross

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Birthday
15, 1800
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 3, 1862 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1800
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 3, 1862 (61)

About

A British Navy officer who was commissioned to survey both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Before Fame

He grew up in England and entered the navy at age 11.

Trivia

His first expedition to the Arctic involved accompanying his uncle to find the Northwest Passage.

Family Life

He and his uncle found the magnetic North Pole together.

Associated With

He used maps made by Charles Wilkes' earlier expedition, but because of the rivalry between them, Ross never gave Wilkes credit.