Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (1856 - 1920)

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Nicknames: "Bertie"
Birthplace: Cresson, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Occupation: Artic Explorer
Managed by: Beverly Ann (Lutz) Morse
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About Robert Edwin Peary, Sr.

Robert Edwin Peary was the famous Arctic Explorer and disputed discoverer of the North Pole. See: Wally Herbert, "Commander Robert E. Peary: Did He Reach the Pole?" (Sept, 1988) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, Vol. 174 pp: 387-415. You will discover you have more interesting cousins! --------------------

Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, though it was criticized even in its own day and is today widely doubted.

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Rear Admiral Robert Peary (USN)'s Timeline

May 6, 1856
Cresson, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
August 1888
Age 32
August 29, 1903
Age 47
February 20, 1920
Age 63
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Age 63
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States