Karl Weyprecht


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Bad König, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 31 Mar 1881 (aged 42)
Michelstadt, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany
Burial Bad König, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany
Plot Odenwald Hessen
Memorial ID 14275789 View Source

Explorer. He discovered Franz Josef Land, an archipelago north of Russia. On this expedition (1872 to 1874), his ship was caught in the polar ice and drifted for more than a year. On August 30, 1873, he sighted Franz Josef Land and spent the next year exploring the region. He eventually abandoned his ship and, after journeying for 96 days by sledge and small boat, reached Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago south of Franz Josef Land. In 1881, he died of tuberculosis.

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  • Added: 13 May 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Weyprecht (8 Sep 1838–31 Mar 1881), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14275789, citing Friedhof Bad König, Bad König, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Find a Grave .