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Nansen, Fridtjof (1861–1930)




Fridtjof Nansen
Norwegian explorer, scientist, and humanitarian awarded the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, best known for his explorations of the Arctic. His most successful attempt at reaching the North Pole was in 1895, when he achieved latitude 86° 14', the farthest north then reached. He also designed the Nansen bottle, a device for obtaining water samples at depth.


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