Robert Falcon Scott

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Birthday
6, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1912 (43)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
6, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1912 (43)

About

English explorer who led two expeditions to Antarctica. On his second trip, the Terra Nova Expedition, he and his fellow explorers perished soon after visiting the South Pole.

Before Fame

He began his naval career at age thirteen after passing entrance examinations for the United States Navy.

Trivia

His successful Antarctic voyage, the Discovery Expedition, occurred during the first five years of the twentieth century.

Family Life

His marriage to artist Kathleen Bruce produced a son, Peter Markham Scott, who became both a painter and an ornithologist.

Associated With

He attempted to be the first person to reach the South Pole, but Roald Amundsen reached the location first.