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Fridtjof Nansen

  • Birth 10 Oct 1861 Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
  • Death 13 May 1930 Lysaker, Bærum kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
  • Burial Lysaker, Bærum kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
  • Plot Fridtjof Nansen Tomb
  • Memorial ID 17925206

Fridtjof Nansen was born in Store Froen, Norway, near the town of Christiania. He was a famous Norwegian Explorer, Scientist, Diplomat and Humanitarian of his Era. He made his first Voyage to Greenland waters in a Sealing Ship in 1882. In 1888 he suceeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on ski's from East to West with five others...Otto Sverdrup, Olaf Dietrichson, Kristian Kristiansen Trana, Samuel Balto and Ole Nielsen Ravna. In 1893 he sailed to the Artic in a round-hulled ship called a Fram. A journey that took three years, him and his expedition became the first to discover the existance of a deep polar basin. In April of 1895 they reached the highest latitude then obtained, of 86 Degrees X 14' N. Nansen was accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen. They had spent that Winter surviving on Walrus Blubber and Polar Bear Meat, on Franz Josef Land, in the summer of 1896 they connected with a British Expedition led by Frederick George Jackson. A map of the Fram Voyage and Nansen's Journey is on display at the Fram Museum in Frammuseet, Norway. He donated alot of his time and money to feed the hungry and homeless. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. His wife Eva died in 1907. Fridtjof Nansen died of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Lysaker, Norway, near Oslo. He is buried in a Garden outside of Oslo, Norway.

Bio by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas


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  • Originally Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
  • Added: 13 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17925206
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fridtjof Nansen (10 Oct 1861–13 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17925206, citing Polhøgda Private Cemetery, Lysaker, Bærum kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway ; Maintained by Find A Grave .