Robert Falcon Scott

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott

Profession: Polar Explorer

United Kingdom

Biography: 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".

Born: June 6, 1868
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: March 29, 1912 (aged 43)
Cause of Death: Hypothermia

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Married Life

  • 1908-09-02 Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

Historical Events

  • 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 Falcon 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 Falcon Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

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