Knud Rasmussen

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Birthday
7, 1879
Birthplace
Greenland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1933 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1879
Birthplace
Greenland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1933 (54)

About

He was considered the father of eskimology, as he was the first person to travel completely through the Northwest Passage.

Before Fame

He set out the Danish Literary Expedition to Greenland to study the native Inuit culture.

Trivia

He founded a trading post in the northern wilderness of Greenland that would become the base for seven future Thule Expeditions.

Family Life

His father was a missionary, and his mother was half-Inuit.

Associated With

Robert E. Peary explored the North Pole as well.