Ernest Shackleton

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Ernest Henry Shackleton
Shackleton in 1917
Born15 Februar 1874(1874-02-15)
Kilkea, Coonty Kildare, Ireland; then pairt o the Unitit Kinrick
Died5 Januar 1922(1922-01-05) (aged 47)
South Georgia
ThriftMerchant Navy officer and Antarctic explorer
Hauf-marrae(s)Emily Dorman
ChilderRaymond, Cecily, an Edward
ParentsHenrietta Gavan
Henry Shackleton
AwairdsGowd Medal o the Ryal Geografical Society o Antwerp (1909)
Vega Medal (1910)
Boston Medal, wi baur (1910)

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS (/ˈʃækəltən/; 15 Februar 1874 – 5 Januar 1922) wis a polar explorer wha led three Breetish expeditions tae the Antarctic, an ane o the principal feegurs o the period kent as the Heroic Age o Antarctic Exploration.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Barczewski, p. 146.

Citit soorces

  • Barczewski, Stephanie (2007). Antarctic Destinies: Scott, Shackleton and the changing face of heroism. London: Hambledon Continuum. ISBN 978-1-84725-192-3.