Roald Amundsen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Roald Amundsen

Norwegian polar researcher, who was the first to reach the South Pole

Date of Birth: 16-Jul-1872

Place of Birth: Borge, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 18-Jun-1928

Profession: writer, sailor, researcher, aircraft pilot, explorer, polar explorer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Roald Amundsen

  • Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (UK: , US: ; 16 July 1872 – c.?18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions and a key figure of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
  • He led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage by sea, from 1903 to 1906, and the first expedition to the South Pole in 1911.
  • He led the first expedition proven to have reached the North Pole in a dirigible in 1926.
  • He disappeared while taking part in a rescue mission for the airship Italia in 1928.

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