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Considered to be one of the greatest men Norway has ever nurtured, Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian 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). In 1922, for his relief work after World War I, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace

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Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, wood engraving, published in 1898 Featured Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) Image

Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, wood engraving, published in 1898

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (1861 - 1930), Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He revolutionized the techniques of polar travel and thus influenced all subsequent expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. Wood engraving, published in 1898