Leonhard Seppala, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leonhard Seppala

Norwegian musher

Date of Birth: 14-Sep-1877

Place of Birth: Skibotn, Northern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 28-Jan-1967

Profession: fisher, musher, blacksmith, gold mining in Alaska, explorer

Nationality: Norway, United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Leonhard Seppala

  • Leonhard "Sepp" Seppala (September 14, 1877 – January 28, 1967) was a Norwegian sled dog breeder, trainer and musher who played a pivotal role in the 1925 serum run to Nome and participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics.
  • Seppala introduced the work dogs used by Native Siberians at the time to the American public; the breed came to be known as the Siberian Husky in the English-speaking world.
  • The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award, which honors excellence in sled dog care is named in honour of him.

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