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Nansen

[ nan-suhn; Norwegian nahn-suhn ]
/ ˈnæn sən; Norwegian ˈnɑn sən /
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Fridt·jof [frit-yof], /ˈfrɪt yɒf/, 1861–1930, Norwegian Arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1922.
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Nansen
/ (ˈnænsən) /

noun
Fridtjof (ˈfridjɔf). 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888–89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893–96), attaining a record 86° 14′ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920–22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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