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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Birth: Feb. 15, 1874
Kilkea
County Kildare, Ireland
Death: Jan. 5, 1922
Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sa

Explorer. On an exploration voyage to Antarctica in 1916, his ship became trapped by ice. On April 24th, he set off with five sailors from Elephant Island across 800 miles of the world's stormiest seas to seek help. After 17 days, Shackleton and his men reached South Georgia. They crossed the island's mountainous spine to a whaling station, steamed back to Elephant Island in a borrowed boat and,in the end, not one crewman died. He died on South Georgia of a heart attack. It was the second in a relatively short period of time and was attributed to his robust life style. 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery
Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sa
 
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Record added: Feb 16, 1999
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
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