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Ernest Shackleton

* 1874 in Kilkea/Ireland
+ 1922 in Grytviken/South Georgia (island)


   

Ernest Shackleton
   

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer
who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.
He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
 During the Nimrod expedition of 19071909, he and three companions
established a new record Farthest South latitude at 88S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles or 180 kilometres) from the South Pole,
the largest advance to the pole in exploration history.
A party of five, led by Amundsen, became the first to successfully reach the South Pole on 14 December 1911.

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