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About Robert Peary
Robert Peary started his work as a draftsman after joining the United States National Geodetic Survey. In 1881, he became a member of the Navy and was put in charge of surveying the Nicaragua Canal.
The American explorer made history in 1909 after he led a group of explorers, which included Matthew Henson, to reach the North Pole for the first time. Peary became the first white man to record that achievement.
Prior to that, he embarked on a voyage to the Arctic in 1886 before going on an expedition to Greenland which lasted from 1891 to 1892. It was during this period that the head of the Independence Fjord was featured on a map for the first time.
He went on another journey between 1898 and 1902 in which he reached the northernmost point of Greenland, setting a new world record.
After the death of his dad Charles N. Peary in 1859, he was raised by his mother Mary P. Peary. He got married to Josephine Diebitsch in 1888 and together they had two kids named Robert Peary Jr., and Marie Ahnighito.
He graduated from Bowdoin College.
He was decorated with many accolades including the Hubbard Medal, Charles P. Daly Medal, and the Cullum Geographical Medal.
He was made The Explorers Club’s president before ending his adventures in 1911.
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F.A.Q. about Robert Peary
When is his birthday?
Robert Peary's birthday is on May 6, 1856.
In how many days is his birthday?
Robert's birthday is in 213 days
How old was Robert when he died?
He was 63 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 20, 1920.
How old would he be today?
Robert Peary would be 166 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Robert from?
He was born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, U.S..