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Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930



  • Existence: 1861 - 1930

Fridtjof Nansen was born on Oct. 10, 1861, in Store-Frøen, Norway. Nansen was an explorer, oceanographer, statesman, and humanitarian who led a number of expeditions to the Arctic (1888, 1893, 1895–96) and oceanographic expeditions in the North Atlantic (1900, 1910–14). For his relief work after World War I he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace (1922). Nansen died in 1930.

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Fridtjof Nansen collection

Stefansson Mss-156
Identifier: Mss-156
Overview Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Arctic explorer, statesman and humanitarian. Consist of correspondence, photographs, and articles by and about Fridtjof Nansen, relating primarily to his career with the League of Nations. Collection also contains material related to the celebration of the Nansen Centenary.