[nan-suh n; Norwegian nahn-suh n]
- Fridt·jof [frit-yof] /ˈfrɪt yɒf/, 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1922.
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At Nansen Elementary School, music has been removed from the curriculum and Arabic lessons made compulsory.Inspectors Uncover UK Schools Pushing Radical Islamic Agendas
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Compared with Nansen, astronauts would be quite connected to home, even with a 20-minute communication delay.How Space Agencies Are Preparing for a Mission to Mars
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"Then we will begin our preparations to-morrow," said Nansen.
Nansen often made long excursions in front to see where the ice was best.
Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.
This journey of Nansen's is a unique feat in the history of Polar travels.
Nansen rushed down, threw off some clothes, and sprang into the water after them.A Book of Discovery
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- 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