Shackleton, Ernest

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Shackleton, Ernest Gender: M
Shackleton, Ernest Henry
born on 15 February 1874 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Kildare, Ireland, 53n10, 6w55
Timezone LMT m6w55 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°39 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°24'

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Ernest Shackleton


Irish Antarctic explorer, leader of a British expedition to the South Pole in 1909 who came within 97 miles of the true pole. Five years later, on 8/01/1914, he made a second attempt at reaching the pole. It was an exceptionally frigid winter. By 1/18/1915, the ship was surrounded by floating ice and over the next ten months its wooden hull gradually crushed to bits. They abandoned ship on 10/27/1915. For five more months the crew of 27 sailors and scientists camped on the ice, surviving on penguin and seal meat. Finally, in desperation, Shackelton, with five men, crossed 800 miles of stormy seas in a 22 foot lifeboat the find help - and returned to rescue every member of his crew.. On May 20, 1916, after 18 months of an icy hell, the entire crew were returned to civilization.

Both of his voyages were chronicled in his books, "Heart of the Antarctic," 1909 and "South," 1919.

Sire Ernest died of a heart attack during a final expedition on 1/05/1922, South Georgia Islands.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) worker relationship with McNish, Henry (born 11 September 1874)


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1909 (Expedition to reach south pole)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1909 (Book "Heart of Antartica")
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1 August 1914 (Second attempt to reach south pole)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Waiting/ On Hold 18 January 1915 (Ship surrounded by ice, unable to move)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Released from waiting 27 October 1915 (Abandoned ship)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Find something 20 May 1916 (Entire crew rescued and returned to civilization)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1919 (Book "South")

Source Notes

Barbara May, June 2002, relates that a client was in touch with Jonathan Shackleton, a descendant, who gave this info on Sir Ernest: "February 15, 1874 at Kilkea House, County Kildare, Ireland." Jonahthan gave 5:00 am. Whether this is in family papers, a family bible, or wherever I don't know.

SS No.840 has 2:30: NN No.199 has 2:00 AM as from "private source."

(Lescaut gives 2:30 AM as B.R.; not confirmed and unlikely as Ireland has no times on birth records and highly unlikely that a family record has been found by Lescaut and none other.)

Maurice McCann corrects the birth data to read: "Kilkea, County Kildare and not Kilkee, Co Clare. The mistake is understandable as both place names are pronounced in the same way. This is according to the Dictionary of Irish

Biography first published in 1978 by Gill & MacMillan. His data should now read: 15th February 1874 NS. Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland. 52N57. 06W55."

(It was formerly given as 9 W.58, 52 N.41)


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Attack, terminal)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Explorer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (South pole twice and So. Georgia Islands)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection