Amundsen, Roald
(1872–1928)
   Norwegian polar explorer who participated in several expeditions to both the Arctic and to Antarctica. Amundsen sailed through the North West passage between Canada and Greenland in 1903. As a result of more thorough planning and better use of sled dogs, Amundsen then beat the British explorer, Captain Robert F. Scott, in their 1910–1912 race to become the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen also made the first undisputed conquest of the North Pole in 1926. He disappeared in the Arctic in an attempt to rescue the Italian explorer Umberto Nobile in 1928.
   FURTHER READING:
    Huntford, Roland. Scott and Amundsen: The Last Place of Earth. New York: Modern Library, 1999.
   FRODE LINDGJERDET

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

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