Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen

First person born on South Georgia

Date of Birth: 08-Oct-1913

Place of Birth: Grytviken, British Overseas Territories, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 25-Oct-1996

Profession: explorer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen

  • Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen (8 October 1913 – 25 October 1996) was the first person to be born and raised south of the Antarctic Convergence, in Grytviken, South Georgia.Her father, Fridthjof Jacobsen (1874–1953), settled in South Georgia in 1904 to become assistant manager, and from 1914 to 1921 manager of the Grytviken whaling station.
  • Two other daughters of Jacobsen's and his wife Klara Olette Jacobsen, Signe Fon (Jacobsen) and Åse Jacobsen were also born on the island.
  • Solveig's birth was registered by the resident British Stipendiary Magistrate of South Georgia, James Wilson.She died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, aged 83, and was buried in Molde, Norway.

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