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10/10/1861 Polar explorer is born

In 1895, Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen with Hjalmar Johansen tried to reach the North Pole but turned back at a northern latitude of 86°14′. Nansen developed many methods of polar travel which were used by later polar expeditions. Most famous of them is the travel aboard a ship intentionally frozen in a block of ice.


  • Essentials 

  • Another Nobel Peace Prize laureates 

  • Personal 

  • Family background and childhood 

  • Student and adventurer 

  • Crossing of Greenland 

  • Interlude and marriage 

  • ''Fram'' expedition 

  • National figure 

  • Later life 

  • Death and legacy