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DiedAugust 26, 1962, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Vilhjalmur Stefansson was born in Arnes, Manitoba, Canada on November 3, 1879. His parents were Icelandic immigrants. He had six siblings. He attended the University of Manitoba and then the University of Copenhagen. He became interested in the Arctic while in university and made several trips there for research.

He led an expedition to the Arctic in 1913 and another in 1918. He wrote several books about his experiences in the Arctic. In 1921, he married Evelyn Stefansson. They had two children.

He died on August 26, 1962.

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Full NameVilhjalmur Stefansson
DiedAugust 26, 1962, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
EducationUniversity of North Dakota, Harvard University, University of Iowa


AwardsHubbard Medal, Founder's Gold Medal

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Wonderful Town, U.S.A.1951TV SeriesHimself
Lost in the Arctic1928DocumentarySpeaker in a short prolog to the film
Rescue of the Stefansson Arctic Expedition1914DocumentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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