Nansen, Fridtjof


Nansen, Fridtjof
(1861–1930)
   A Norwegian scientist, diplomat, and explorer, Fridtjof Nansen crossed Greenland on skis in 1889; sailed across the Arctic Ocean in 1893–1896, and wrote many dissertations on these and other of his voyages. His energetic diplomatic effort secured support from the European Great Powers for Norwegian independence from Sweden in 1905, and he served as ambassador to London (1906–1908). He was also a deputy to the League of Nations, where he coordinated international aid efforts in the Ukraine during the Russian civil war (1919–1921), led the repatriation of Greek and Turkish deportees after World War I, and coordinated the aid distribution to the Armenians in 1925. In 1922, he received the Nobel Peace Price for his efforts.
   FURTHER READING:
    Stenersen, Øivind Libæk, and Stenersen, Ivar. A History of Norway: From the Ice Age to the Age of Petroleum. Lysaker: Dinamo Forlag, 2003.
   FRODE LINDGJERDET

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

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