Victor, Paul-Emile

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Name
Victor, Paul-Emile Gender: M
Victor, Paul Eugene
born on 28 June 1907 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Geneva, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e09
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°09 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°12'



Biography

Swiss ethnologist, the founder, organizer and director of French Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

From the time he was a youngster, Victor was fascinated by adventure novels, ethnographic magazines and demonstrated a certain talent for drawing. In 1928 he became an engineer and after his military service in 1931 he got his pilot’s license. In 1934 he set foot in Greenland for his first polar expedition. In 1936 he crossed Greenland from west to east on foot and sledge and spent fourteen months with an Inuit family.

During WWII Victor enlisted in the United States Army, 1940-44, and accomplished missions in the northern territories as instructor, pilot and paratrooper. On 2/28/1947 he was commissioned by the government to organize the French polar expeditions. From 1947 to 1974 he led seventeen expeditions in Terre-Adélie and Groenland.

From 1962, along with Alain Bombard, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Maurice Herzog and Haroun Tazieff he became involved in environmental issues. In 1976 he resigned as head of the French polar expeditions and one year later left with his family to live in Bora-Bora, French Polynesia.

He is the author of scientific documents and adventure novels, including "My Eskimo Life," 1938,"The Milky Way," 1961 "The Great Hunger," 1955 and "Nanouk, The Eskimo," 1979.

Victor made a second marriage 3/01/1965. He died on 3/07/1995 in Motu Tane, on the island of Bora-Bora, in French Polynesia (and not the 8th as given in some reports).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Begin Major Project 1934 (First expedition to Greenland)
  • Work : New Job 1940 (Paratrooper in USAF)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1961 (First book released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (Second book released)

Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.17, 3/1995 Note: birth record in hand and not 13h30 as given by Régine Huet in l’Astrologue No.39. (Patrice Petitallot speculates that the time could be five minutes more to make his rising sign Sagittarius, "which would, physicaly speaking, make more sense.")

The transcription of his birth record was made at the Nantes State Record under the number 282. The hour is the same (17.30).

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Artic and Antarctic)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Paratrooper in Air Force)

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