John Rae

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Birthday
30, 1813
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 22, 1893 (79)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1813
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 22, 1893 (79)

About

Explorer of Northern Canada who gave a name to its modern-day Northern Territories.

Before Fame

He was sent to learn the fate of the famed Franklin Expedition that traveled before him.

Trivia

After returning to England with bad news about the expedition, he was quietly distanced by the monarchy.

Family Life

He grew up around Hall of Clestrain, in Scotland, UK.

Associated With

Matthew Maury is another well-known explorer who sought the Northwest Passage.