Fridtjof Nansen

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen Full Name: Fridtjof Nansen
Nationality: Norwegian

Profession: Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Why Famous: Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts.

Born: October 10, 1861
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiania (now Oslo), Norway

Died: May 13, 1930 (aged 68)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1889-09-06 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Historical Events in the Life of Fridtjof Nansen

  • 1882-03-11 Fridtjof Nansen sets out on a sea voyage to study Arctic zoology
  • 1888-10-03 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his team complete first known crossing of Greenland interior, arriving in Godthaab
  • 1895-04-07 Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen reaches record 86°13.6′N latitude north, expedition closest to the North pole
  • 1896-06-17 Polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Frederick Jackson meet by chance in Franz Josef Land, the Artic
  • 1922-07-03 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports
  • 1922-12-10 Nobel prizes awarded to Niels Bohr (Physics), Francis William Aston (Chemistry) and Fridtjof Nansen (Peace)

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