Robert Bartlett

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Birthday
15, 1875
Birthplace
Canada
DEATH DATE
Apr 28, 1946 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
15, 1875
Birthplace
Canada
DEATH DATE
Apr 28, 1946 (70)

About

He led many arctic expeditions for the Explorers Club, the National Geographic Society, and later the U.S. military.

Before Fame

He served on several fishing and merchant vessels while earning his master's degree.

Trivia

He was on the ill-fated Karluk expedition when their leader abandoned the group. Bartlett led the other members of the expedition to safety.

Family Life

His father, Captain William James Bartlett, was a well-known fish and seal merchant.

Associated With

He accompanied Robert E. Peary on an expedition to the North Pole.