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Robert Peary

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary

Full Name: Robert Edwin Peary
Profession: Arctic Explorer

United States of America

Born: May 6, 1856
Birthplace: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: February 20, 1920 (aged 63)

Events in the Life of Robert Peary

  • 1908-07-06 Robert Peary's arctic expedition sails from NYC for the north pole
  • 1909-04-06 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
  • 1909-09-06 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier

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