John Franklin

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Birthday
16, 1786
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 1847 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1786
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 1847 (61)

About

Famed arctic explorer who led Britain's largest expedition to seek the Northwest Passage and never came back from it.

Before Fame

He adopted an interest in the natural sciences in his teenage years.

Trivia

He made three successful trips to the northern wilderness, but on his fourth he perished with his crew.

Family Life

His first wife was poet Eleanor Anne Porden and his second wife was Jane Franklin.

Associated With

His doomed voyage inspired many works of art, including Wilkie Collins' and Charles Dickens' play The Frozen Deep.