Profile of the Day: Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Posted November 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Have Finnish ancestors? On this day in 1832, arctic explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was born in Helsinki, Finland.

A member of the prominent Finnish-Swedish Nordenskiölds family, Adolf was one of the most internationally famous Finnish scientists. In 1878, he led the Vega Expedition, which would make history as the first Arctic expedition to navigate through the Northeast Passage. It was also the first voyage to circumnavigate Eurasia.

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