Sverre Hassel

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Birthday
30, 1876
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Jun 6, 1928 (51)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1876
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
Jun 6, 1928 (51)

About

Remembered as one of the first explorers to travel to the South Pole, he made his historic journey along with fellow adventurers Helmer Hanssen, Roald Amundsen, Oscar Wisting, and Olav Bjaaland. Hassel recounted his adventures in a two-volume work titled Sydpolen.

Before Fame

He began sailing very early in his life and participated in his first major expedition when he was in his early twenties.

Trivia

After returning from the South Pole, he received the Norwegian crown's prestigious Sydpolsmedaljen medal.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Oslo (then called Christiania), Norway.

Associated With

He was a member of the Otto Sverdrup-led expedition that attempted to circumnavigate the island nation of Greenland.