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Fridtjof Nansen


 (năn′sən, nän′-), Fridtjof 1861-1930.
Norwegian explorer, zoologist, and politician who led an Arctic expedition (1893-1896) and directed the League of Nations relief programs for refugees of World War I. He won the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize.
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(Biography) Fridtjof (ˈfridjɔf). 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888–89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893–96), attaining a record 86° 14′ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920–22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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(ˈnæn sən, ˈnɑn-)

Fridtjof, 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel peace prize 1922.
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