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Otto Sverdrup

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Birthday
31, 1854
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Nov 26, 1930 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1854
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Nov 26, 1930 (76)

About

Explorer who, along with Fridtjof Nansen, went on an expedition across Greenland.

Before Fame

At age 17 he started repairing ships owned by his uncle, and by age 23 he had command of his own steamboat.

Trivia

He charted over 100,000 miles of the arctic, more than any previous arctic expedition.

Family Life

His brother-in-law, Johan Vaaler, is often falsely credited with inventing the paper clip.

Associated With

Thor Heyerdahl is another well-known Norwegian explorer.