Robert Peary


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Noun1.Robert Peary - United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)Robert Peary - United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
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Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863-1955) was an Arctic explorer and writer and wife of Robert Peary.
1909: US Commander Robert Peary, inset, became the first man to reach the North Pole.
1909: US Commander Robert Peary became the first man to reach the North Pole - it was his sixth attempt in 15 years.
Unlike more famous Polar explorers like Robert Peary, Robert Falcon Scott, and Roald Amundsen, there's been no full-length, English-language biography of the adventurer Knud Rasmussen until now.
1909: The date on which it is claimed US Commander Robert Peary became the first man to reach the North Pole - on his sixth attempt in 15 years.
Robert Peary claimed he was the first man to reach the North Pole after a gruelling 37-day trek.
For instance, there's only one picture of Robert Peary, discoverer of the North Pole.
It includes love letters written by Roman poet Ovid, explorer Sir Walter Raleigh, writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, poet Robert Browning, short story writer Edgar Allan Poe, novelist Mark Twain, mathematician Lewis Carroll, physicist Pierre Curie, playwright George Bernard Shaw, adventurer Jack London, Admiral Robert Peary, President Woodrow Wilson, poet Lord Byron, poet John Keats, philosopher Voltaire, King Henry VIII of England, President George Washington, painter Vincent van Gogh and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart among others.
In the hold were four big Newfoundland dogs, which Robert Peary hoped to use as supplementary pulling-power along with teams of huskies.
Through her exhaustive research, she brings to life world traveller Lady Jane Franklin, wife of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin; Norwegian singer and cross-country ski pioneer Eva Nansen, wife of Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen; the adventurous Jo Peary, wife of Robert Peary, who, in a controversial race with Frederick Cooke, was credited with reaching the North Pole first; the tenacious Lady Emily Shackleton, wife of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton; sculptor Kathleen Scott, wife of Antarctic explorer Robert Scott; and Herbert's own mother, the free-spirited Marie Herbert, wife of Arctic explorer Wally Herbert.
July - American explorer Robert Peary sets sail for the North Pole.
Some of the topics include the environment, the rain forest, Christopher Columbus, Robert Peary and Matthew Henson, Cesar Chavez, the Wright Brothers, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, and women's rights.