Amundsen, Roald

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Roald Amundsen
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Amundsen, Roald Gender: M
born on 16 July 1872 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Sarpsborg, Norway, 59n17, 11e07
Timezone LMT m11e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°52' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°40'


Norwegian scientific polar explorer, the first person to sail through the northwest passage. He discovered the South Pole in 1911 as the first to reach and record his passage. He also flew over the north pole in a dirigible three days after Byrd's air expedition, arriving there 5/12/1926.

Amundsen died in a seaplane accident in the Arctic Ocean 6/18/1928.

Where Admiral Byrd had been credited as the first man to fly over the North Pole, researchers of Byrd's newly discovered flight diary, discovered in January 1996, say that he actually flew short of his goal and knew it at the time. Where he actually saw the pole from his plane, his diary disproves his claim that he reached it, and they may have turned back some 150 miles short. Byrd's disqualification would hand the title to Amundsen. Long-term rivals, Amundsen's claim was well documented by detailed navigational records and corroborated by experts who traveled with him. Just a year earlier, he had made a similar attempt at the pole but suffered engine failure that stranded him and his crew for several weeks on the ice.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Accident 18 June 1928 (Seaplane in arctic ocean, age 55)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes Koppejans from AAB/German Databank; she gave Borje, Steinbrecher quotes reference sources for Sarpsborg


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Seaplane)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First to reach the South Pole)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession