Fridtjof Nansen Biography

Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Nansen studied zoology at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania, and later worked as a curator at the Bergen Museum where his research on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish modern theories of neurology. After 1896 his main scientific interest switched to oceanography; in the course of his research he made many scientific cruises, mainly in the North Atlantic, and contributed to the development of modern oceanographic equipment. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Fridtjof Nansen
Nationality:
Norway
Profession:
Scientist, Politician, Explorer
Ethnicity:
Norwegians
Religion:
Agnostic atheism
Date of Birth:
October 10, 1861
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
May 13, 1930
Age at Death:
68
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
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