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

Roald is 35 degrees from Donald Howard, 28 degrees from Julia Howe and 24 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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