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Encyclopedia > Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen
Born October 10, 1861
Christiania, Norway
Died May 13, 1930 (aged 68)
Lysaker, Norway
Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Christiania - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3584x5200, 2284 KB) Fridtjof Nansen File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fridtjof Nansen Ask, Hordaland ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lysaker is a section of the Norwegian municipality of Bærum, just west of Oslo. ... Image File history File links Fridtjof_Nansen_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_13103. ... Image File history File links Fridtjof_Nansen_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_13103. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lysaker is a section of the Norwegian municipality of Bærum, just west of Oslo. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919-1920. ... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ...

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Arctic exploration

Nansen made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship in 1882, and in 1888 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from east to west with Otto Sverdrup, Olaf Dietrichson, Kristian Kristiansen Trana, Samuel Balto and Ole Nielsen Ravna. In 1893, he sailed to the Arctic in the Fram (a purpose-built, round-hulled ship later used by Roald Amundsen to transport his expedition to Antarctica) which was deliberately allowed to drift north through the sea ice, a journey that took more than three years. During this first crossing of the Arctic Ocean the expedition became the first to discover the existence of a deep polar basin. Categories: Disambiguation | Stub ... The SS Viking is the sealing vessel that was used by film producer Varick Frissel in the making of the 1931 film The Viking. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Samuel Balto was a Norwegian explorer and adventurer. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... Fram in Antarctica in Roald Amundsens expedition. ... Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872 – c. ... Drift ice consists of slabs of ice that float on the surface of the water in cold regions. ... An icebreaker navigates through young (1 year old) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... The North Polar Basin is an oceanic basin in the Arctic Ocean, consisting of two main parts, the Central Polar Basin and the Norwegian Basin, divided by a mid-ocean ridge lying between north Greenland and the Svalbard archipelago. ...


When, after more than one year in the ice it became apparent that Fram would not reach the North Pole, Nansen, accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen (18671913), continued north on foot when the Fram reached 84° 4´ N. This was a daring decision, as it meant leaving the ship not to return, and a return journey over drifting ice to the nearest known land some five hundred miles south of the point where they started. Nansen and Johansen started north on March 14, 1895 with three sledges, two kayaks and twenty-eight dogs. On April 8, 1895, they reached 86° 14´ N, the highest latitude then attained. The two men then turned around and started back, and did not find the land they expected at 83°N (it did not exist). In June 1895 they had to use their kayaks to cross open leads of water, and on July 24, they came across a series of islands. Here they built a hut of moss, stones, and snow, and wintered, surviving on walrus blubber and polar bear meat. In May of the following year (1896), they off started again for Spitzbergen. After travelling for a month, not knowing where they were, they happened upon the British Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (led by Frederick George Jackson) whose party were wintering on the island. Jackson informed them that they were in fact on Franz Josef Land. Finally, Nansen and Johansen made it back to Vardø in the north of Norway.[1] For other uses, see North Pole (disambiguation). ... Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen (1867 - January 4, 1913) was one of Norways most famous polar explorers and gymnasts. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Walrus Subspecies Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. ... Remains of seventeenth century blubber cauldrons at the abandoned Dutch settlement of Smeerenburg in Svalbard, Norway This article is about the body tissue. ... Binomial name Phipps, 1774 Polar bear range Synonyms Ursus eogroenlandicus Ursus groenlandicus Ursus jenaensis Ursus labradorensis Ursus marinus Ursus polaris Ursus spitzbergensis Ursus ungavensis Thalarctos maritimus The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), a bear native to the Arctic, is the apex predator within its range. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, which is situated in the Arctic Ocean and administered by Norway. ... Frederick George Jackson (1860—1938), British Arctic explorer, was educated at Denstone College and Edinburgh University. ... Location of Franz Josef Land (Map is annotated in German). ... County Finnmark Landscape Municipality NO-2002 Administrative centre Vardø Mayor (2003) Rolf Einar Mortensen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 183 600 km² 586 km² 0. ...


Map of the Fram voyage and Nansen's journey at the Fram Museum (Frammuseet)


He was the first to note and describe dead water. Dead Water is the nautical term for a strange phenomenon which can occur when a layer of fresh or brackish water rests on top of more dense salt water, without the two layers mixing. ...


Academic career and scientific works

Nansen was a professor of zoology and later oceanography at the Royal Frederick University in Oslo and contributed with groundbreaking works in the fields of neurology and fluid dynamics. Zoology (rarely spelled zoölogy) is the biological discipline which involves the study of non-human animals. ... Thermohaline circulation Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology or marine science, is the branch of Earth Sciences that studies the Earths oceans and seas. ... The University of Oslo (in Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. ... Fluid dynamics is the sub-discipline of fluid mechanics dealing with fluids (liquids and gases) in motion. ...


Nansen was one of the founders of the neuron theory stating that the neural network consists of individual cells communicating with each other. Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal of neurons in the pigeon cerebellum. ... // See also Artificial neural network. ...


Nansen did extensive research into the behavior and origin of ocean currents, following his experiences from the Fram expedition. He was, together with the Swedish mathematician V. Walfrid Ekman, deeply involved in the discovery of how currents are generated from the planetary rotation and the formulation of the theory of the Ekman spiral that explains the phenomenon. He also invented a bottle for collection of water samples from various depths known as the Nansen bottle that, further developed by Shale Niskin, is still in use. An ocean current is any more or less continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earths oceans. ... Vagn Walfrid Ekman (May 3, 1874 - March 9, 1954) was a Swedish oceanographer. ...  Ekman spiral effect. ... A U.S. Coast Guard sailor holding a Nansen bottle. ... Shale Niskin was the inventor of the Niskin bottle, a device used for collecting water samples. ...

Academic offices
Preceded by
Rudyard Kipling
Rector of the University of St Andrews
1925 - 1928
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfred Grenfell

This article is about the British author. ... The Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews is chosen every three years by the students of the University of St Andrews. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Wilfred Grenfell Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (February 28, 1865-October 9, 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

Diplomatic and political career

Before Norway's dissolution of its union with Sweden on 7 June 1905, Nansen had been a devoted republican, along with other prominent Norwegians like the authors Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Arne Garborg. However, after convincing argument by Sigurd Ibsen and others, Nansen changed his position (as did Bjørnson and Garborg) and was thereafter influential in convincing Prince Carl of Denmark that he should accept the position as king of Norway. In a referendum where the Norwegian electorate chose between a monarchy and a republic, Nansen campaigned for monarchy, certain it was the right thing for Norway, although the general view was that Nansen would be elected President if Norwegians chose republican rule. Carl was crowned as King Haakon VII after the referendum results indicated Norwegians' strong preference for monarchy. Postcard with photo of Prince Carl of Denmark, candidate for king. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson (December 8, 1832–April 26, 1910). ... Sculpture in stone of Arne Garborg, located at his home in Knudaheio Arne Garborg (1851-1924) was a Norwegian writer. ... Sigurd Ibsen (1859–1930) was a Norwegian author and politician. ... Haakon VII, (Prince Carl of Denmark, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. ... “Kingdom” redirects here. ... in particular, for the archaizing senses of republic, as a translation of politeia or res publica Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A republic is a form of government maintained by a state or country whose sovereignty is based on popular consent and whose...


Following Norway's independence, Nansen was appointed as the Norwegian ambassador in London (1906-08) becoming a close friend of King Edward and assuring support from Britain in the campaign for an international guarantee of Norwegian territorial integrity. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ...


In the period between the wars there was an unsuccessful effort on Nansen's behalf to make him the Prime Minister in a broad government based on all the non-socialist parties to counter the growth of Arbeiderpartiet, the Norwegian labour party. In 1925 he co-founded Fedrelandslaget (The Fatherland Society), an anti-socialist political organisation that folded at the outbreak of the Second World War. The Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti, Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) is a left-wing political party in Norway. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The League of Nations

After World War I, Nansen became involved in the League of Nations as a High Commissioner for several initiatives, including organisation of exchange of war prisoners and help to Russian refugees, in which campaign he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. He was aided by Vidkun Quisling in his work to help the Russian peasants. In 1917 and 1918 Nansen was in Washington D.C, he convinced the allies to allow essential food supplies to be brought through their blockade. In 1920 the League of Nations asked Nansen to send home many prisoners of war, most being in Russia. With limited funds Nansen sent home 450,000 within a year and a half. In 1921 Nansen was asked by the League of Nations to administer the newly formed High Commission for Refugees. Nansen created the “Nansen passport” for refugees, it eventually became recognised by fifty-two governments. Red Cross then asked him in 1921 to organise a relief program for the millions of Russians dying in the Russian Famine of 1921-1922. The West was suspicious that the Russian famine was created by government mismanagement of the economy and it was hard to gain funding, but still Nansen found enough supplies for between 7,000,000 and 22,000,000. For the next few years Nansen did some more humanitarian work, and in 1922 won the Nobel Peace Prize. In the latter half of the 1920s he worked to solve the crisis involving the Armenians in Turkey.[2] “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919-1920. ... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Nansen passports are internationally recognized identity cards first issued by the League of Nations to stateless refugees. ... Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling, (July 18, 1887 – October 24, 1945) was a Norwegian army officer and fascist politician. ... Help!, a Soviet poster from 1921. ...


In 1896 he was awarded the Grand Cross of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and in 1925 he received the Collar as well. Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Order of St. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Posthumous honors

Fridtjof Nansen has had many honors awarded posthumously among which are:

The Nansen Refugee Award formerly known as the Nansen Medal is given annually by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to recognize outstanding service to the couse of refugees. ... Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... Nansen passports are internationally recognized identity cards first issued by the League of Nations to stateless refugees. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Fridtjof Nansen, shortly after launch The Fridtjof Nansen class of frigates, for the Royal Norwegian Navy, are a derivative of the Spanish Alvaro de Bazán class of AEGIS-equipped air defense frigates. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... Categories: Royal Norwegian Navy frigates ... Nansen is an old lunar crater along the northern limb of the Moon, on the eastern side of the north pole. ... 853 Nansenia 853 Nansenia is a minor planet orbiting Sun. ... The Fridtjof Nansen Institute is named after the Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The European Geosciences Union (or EGU) is an interdisciplinary learned non-profit association open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences, planetary and space sciences, and related studies. ... The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is located in Bergen, Norway. ... Mount Nansen is a prominent mountain, surmounting the steep eastern escarpment of the Eisenhower Range, 17km (11 mi) south of Mount Baxter, in Victoria Land. ... Motto: none Anthem: National Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic Capital Bishkek Largest city Bishkek Official language(s) Kyrgyz, Russian Government President Prime Minister Republic Kurmanbek Bakiyev Feliks Kulov Independence  - Declared  - Recognized  - Formerly From the Soviet Union 31 August 1991 December 1991 Kyrgyz SSR Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   198,500 km² (86th... County Hedmark District Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... Kongsberg (lit. ... Kosovo (Albanian: Kosovë or Kosova, Serbian: Косово и Метохија, transliterated Kosovo i Metohija; also Космет, transliterated Kosmet) is a province in southern Serbia which has been under United Nations administration since 1999. ... County Nord-Trøndelag Landscape Namdalen Municipality NO-1703 Administrative centre Namsos Mayor (2004) KÃ¥re Aalberg (SV) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 141 775 km² 751 km² 0. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Goudas 15th Century Town Hall Flag of Gouda Goudas Cheese Market Gouda (population 71,797 in 2004) is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...

References

  1. ^ Apsley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1922, p. xx-xxiii
  2. ^ The Nobel institute on Nansen
  3. ^ EGS on their Nansen medal
  4. ^ NERSC home page on Nansen
  5. ^ Centre for Development Co-operation in Fisheries page on the Nansen Programme
  6. ^ Kongsberg municipality on naming Nansen street (Norwegian)
  7. ^ Press release on street in Kosovo
  8. ^ Oslo municipality on the square (Norwegian)

Nansen walk, Corby, England


Further reading

by Nansen

  • Nansen, F. (1999). Farthest North. New York: Modern Library. (English translation of Nansen's own account of the Fram journey.)
  • Nansen, Fridtjof (1911). In Northern Mists. Arctic Exploration in Early Times . London: Heinemann. 2 vols.
  • Nansen, Fridtjof (1895). The First Crossing of Greenland.Longmans Green.

by others

  • Huntford, Roland. (1997). Nansen. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co.
  • Noel-Baker, Philip (1962). Nansen's Place in History. Oslo: Universitetsförlaget.  (26pp pamphlet)

Roland Huntford is acknowledged as the pre-eminent author of Polar biographies. ...

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