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Roald Amundsen

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Birthday
16, 1872
Birthplace
Borge, Norway
Death Date
Jun 18, 1928 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1872
Birthplace
Borge, Norway
Death Date
Jun 18, 1928 (55)

About

Norwegian explorer who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole in the early 20th century.

Before Fame

He worked as a doctor until he turned 21 as a means of fulfilling a vocational promise he'd made to his mother.

Trivia

He was the first explorer to reach both of the world's poles.

Family Life

He was the son of Jens Amundsen. His mother died when he was 21, freeing him to become an explorer.

Associated With

Roald Amundsen is Roald Dahl's namesake.