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Roald Amundsen
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Roald Amundsen


: 16 July 1872


: Cancer


: 17 June 1928


: 55 years


  • Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (Norwegian: [ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən]; 16 July 1872 – c
When was Roald Amundsen born?16 July 1872
When did Roald Amundsen die? / Died17 June 1928
How many years did Roald Amundsen live? / Lived55 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer

Roald Amundsen facts

  • 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions
  • He led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911
  • In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole
  • Amundsen is recognized as the first person, without dispute, as having reached both poles
  • He is also known as having the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903–06) in the Arctic
  • In June 1928, while taking part in a rescue mission for the airship Italia, the plane he was in disappeared
  • Amundsen was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, in the class of Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton

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