Roald Amundsen

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872 - 1928)

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen
Born in Hvidsteen, Borge, Østfold, Norgemap
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Died in Barents Seamap
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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was born at Hvidsteen, Borge 16. July 1872 and christened 1. September the same year. [1]

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer. He lead the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12, the first expedition to reach the South Pole. He was the first person to have reached both the North and the South Pole.

On 25 May 1928 Airship Italia, a semi-rigid airship crashed on one of its polar flights. In June Admundsen participated in a rescue mission when his plane disappeared.


  1. SAO, Borge prestekontor Kirkebøker, F/Fa/L0006: Ministerialbok nr. I 6, 1861-1874, s. 114, #76

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On 29 Nov 2017 at 03:51 GMT Christopher StJohn wrote:

Roald Amundsen is my 2nd cousin, once removed. My grandmother talked about him a lot.

Roald is 45 degrees from Rosa Parks, 36 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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