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Fridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian Explorer)

Date of Birth:
October 10, 1861

Date of Death:
May 13, 1930


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Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner.

Initially starting out as a polar explorer, Nansen achieved great success with his Arctic expedition aboard the Fram. He later became noted as a zoologist and oceanographer, and was a pioneer of the neuron theory. He was also a distinguished diplomat, eventually becoming Commissioner of refugees for the League of Nations. He was married to Eva Nansen and was the father of noted architect and humanist Odd Nansen and the grandfather of Eigil Nansen.

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