Robert Peary

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Rear Admiral Robert Peary
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Peary in naval uniform circa 1911
Born Robert Edwin Peary
Mey 6, 1856(1856-05-06)
Cresson, Pennsylvanie
Died Februar 20, 1920(1920-02-20) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C.
Naitionality American
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Kent for Geografic North Pole
Hauf-marrae(s) Josephine Diebitsch Peary
Aleqasina
Childer Marie Ahnighito Peary
Robert Edwin Peary, Jr.
Kali Peary (by Aleqasina)
Awairds Cullum Geografical Medal (1896)
Charles P. Daly Medal (1902)
Hubbard Medal (1906)

Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (Mey 6, 1856 – Februar 20, 1920) wis an American explorer who claimed tae hae reached the geografic North Pole wi his expedeetion on Aprile 6, 1909. Peary's claim wis widely creditit for maist o the 20t century, rather nor the competin claim bi Frederick Cook, wha said he got thare a year earlier. Baith claims war widely debatit in newspapers till 1913.

Based on an evaluation o Peary's records, Breetish polar explorer Wally Herbert concludit in a 1989 beuk that Peary did nae reach the pole, awtho he mey hae been as close as 60 miles (97 km). His conclusions hae been widely acceptit but are in turn disputit bi ither authorities.