Wisting, Oskar Adolf, 1871-1936

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Birth 1871-06-06
Death 1936-12-04

Biographical notes:

Oscar Adolf Wisting (b. June 6, 1871, Larvik, Vestfold County, Norway-d. December 4, 1936, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway) was a Norwegian Naval officer and polar explorer. Together with Roald Amundsen he was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. Wisting was active in preparations and building of the Fram Museum in Oslo, a museum built to store and display the polar ship Fram. On 5 December 1936 Wisting was found dead from heart attack in his old bunk on board the Fram.

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  • Larvik, 20, NO
  • Oslo, 12, NO