Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen
|Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen|
Photograph of Solveig Jacobsen standing (with her dog) in front of a whale on the Grytviken flensing plan, taken by Magistrate Edward Binnie in 1916
October 8, 1913|
Grytviken, South Georgia Island
|Died||October 25, 1996
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Known for||First person born South of the Antarctic Convergence|
Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen (October 8, 1913 – October 25, 1996) was the first person born South of the Antarctic Convergence, in Grytviken, South Georgia. Her father Fridthjof Jacobsen (1874–1953) settled in South Georgia in 1904 to become assistant manager, and from 1914 to 1921 manager of the Grytviken whaling station. Jacobsen and his wife Klara Olette Jacobsen had two of their children born on the island. The birth was registered by the resident British Stipendiary Magistrate of South Georgia, James Wilson. She died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was buried in Molde, Norway.
First person born on Antarctica
However, the Antarctic Treaty defines Antarctica as any territory located South of the 60th parallel, which excludes South Georgia. Under this definition, the first person born on Antarctica (and also on the Antarctic mainland) was Argentine citizen Emilio Palma, born at Esperanza Base in 1978.
- Gravminner i Norge. DIS Norge. Retrieved on 7 November 2008. (Norwegian)
- Robert K. Headland, The Island of South Georgia, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
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