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Summary

Fridtjof Nansen (born as Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen in Store Frøen, Christiania, Norway, died in Polhøgda, Lysaker, Norway) was a famous Explorer from Norway, who lived between October 10, 1861 and May 13, 1930. He became 68 years old.

Biography

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian polar dangers, explorer, diplomat and scholar.

In 1888 he led the first expedition that managed to cross the Greenland ice cap, which really made him world famous.

In 1893 he led an expedition to the North Pole with the ship Fram, a journey that took over three years. Along with Hjalmar Johansen, Nansen reached 86 ° 14 N, the northernmost point of no man had reached at that time. During the expedition, he experienced the phenomenon death water which he was the first who described.

He was also a professor of zoology and oceanography at the Det Kgl. Frederiks Universitet (later known as the University of Oslo), ambassador in London 1906-1908 and the League High Commissioner for Refugees, in which capacity he issued the So-called Nansen passport. Nansen received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922. Shortly after his death in 1930 created the League of the Nansen started Nansen International Office for Refugees, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1938.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Fridtjof.

Related authors: Roald Amundsen

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fridtjof_Nansen

Famous quotes by Fridtjof Nansen (6)


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"Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong"
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"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport"
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"Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view"
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"I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward"
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"The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer"
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"Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention"


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