Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton Full Name: Ernest Shackleton
Nationality: British-Irish

Profession: Polar Explorer
Why Famous: Led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the "Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration".

Born: February 15, 1874
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilkea, Ireland

Died: January 5, 1922 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Ernest Shackleton

  • 1909-01-09 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
  • 1914-08-08 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"
  • 1916-04-24 Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

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