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About Roald Amundsen
Roald Amundsen was a renowned Norwegian explorer who made history in 1911 for leading the first expedition to reach the South Pole. In 1926, after joining an expedition to successfully fly to the North Pole, he became the first person in history, without any dispute, to visit both the South and North poles.
He was the fourth son of Hanna Sahlqvist and Jens Amundsen, who was a ship owner.
During his expedition to the North Pole, he almost lost his life after a polar bear furiously attacked him.
In 1928, while on a rescue mission in the Arctic, the plane he and his crew were aboard disappeared. It is believed that the plane crashed and killed all aboard. His body was never found.
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Roald Amundsen's Popularity
Roald Amundsen was a famous Norwegian explorer, who was born on July 16, 1872. As a person born on this date, Roald Amundsen is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (July 16) and the 4th most popular for the year (1872).
People born on July 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Roald Amundsen is the 1252nd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Roald Amundsen's birthday, Roald Amundsen is the 27th most famous Norwegian.
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