Oct 11, 2011

Fridtjof Nansen Google Doodle

Google celebrates Fridtjof Nansen's 150th Birthday.

Top 5 facts about Fridtjof Nansen:

1. Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was born on October 10, 1861

2. He was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. 

3. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. 

4. His techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

5. Fridtjof Nansen died on May 13, 1930. (via Wikipedia)

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