Profession: Polar Explorer
Why Famous: Led two expeditions to the Antarctic and was famously beaten to the South Pole by 33-34 days by Roald Amundsen in 1912.
Scott and his team members died on their return from the pole from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
He became a British hero. His last note, written as he froze to death, read "For God's sake look after our people".
- 1908-09-02 Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England
- 1911-10-24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
- 1912-01-17 Captain Robert Scott's expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen
- 1912-03-29 Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
- 1912-11-12 British explorer Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica