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".
- 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