Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1861-10-10
Death 1930-05-13
Norwegians
English, Norwegian

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Norwegian explorer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000249

Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman, was noted for his Arctic expedition of 1893-1896, travelling closer to the North Pole than anyone had reached and using his specially-built vessel "Fram" to demonstrate the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift. Frederick Sydney Parry was the grandson of Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry.

From the description of Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1823-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79463937

Norwegian zoologist and oceanographer.

From the description of Letter, 1909, Sept. 21 : Lysaker, Kristiana, Norway. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35201190

Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman. His Arctic expedition of 1893-1896 demonstrated the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift with his specially-built vessel, the "Fram", and he travelled closer to the North Pole than had been reached before. Frederick Sydney Parry was grandson of Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry.

From the guide to the Correspondence with Frederick Sydney Parry and other papers, 1826-1958 (inclusive), 1897 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) was a Norwegian explorer and scientist, specializing in zoology and oceanography. He made several expeditions to Greenland and the Arctic, and was a professor at the University of Oslo (then called the University of Kristiania). He was also active in politics, serving as Norwegian envoy to London and as a High Commissioner of the League of Nations, and assisting the Red Cross in organizing a relief program during the Russian Famine of 1921-1922. For the latter, and for his other humanitarian work, he received the Nobel Peace Prize of 1922.

The Fridtjof Nansen Foundation and Institute, established in 1958, undertakes research within Nansen's interest areas, including marine affairs, biodiversity, and energy and environmental politics.

From the guide to the Fridtjof Nansen Letters, 1921-1922, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Explorers--Norway

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  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • South Africa, Africa (as recorded)