Fridtjof Nansen

1861 - 1930

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (Norwegian: [ˈfɾɪ̂tːjɔf ˈnɑ̀nsn̩]; 10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fridtjof Nansen has received more than 2,120,999 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Fridtjof Nansen ranks 14 out of 367Before him are Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, Francis Drake, and Francisco Pizarro. After him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, Leif Erikson, David Livingstone, Jacques Cousteau, and Abel Tasman.

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Among people born in 1861, Fridtjof Nansen ranks 2Before him is Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Mehmed VI, Rudolf Steiner, Georges Méliès, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Victor Horta, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Georgy Lvov, Robert Bosch, and Erich von Falkenhayn. Among people deceased in 1930, Fridtjof Nansen ranks 2Before him is Arthur Conan Doyle. After him are Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Fritz Pregl, Allvar Gullstrand, Joan Gamper, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Christiaan Eijkman, and D. H. Lawrence.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Fridtjof Nansen ranks 8 out of 508Before him are Roald Amundsen (1872), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Edvard Grieg (1843), Knut Hamsun (1859), Harald V of Norway (1937), and Harald Fairhair (850). After him are Rollo (846), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832).

Among EXPLORERS In Norway

Among explorers born in Norway, Fridtjof Nansen ranks 2Before him are Roald Amundsen (1872). After him are Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Otto Sverdrup (1854), Naddodd (900), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Oscar Wisting (1871), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Carl Anton Larsen (1860), and Helmer Hanssen (1870).

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