Oluf Christian Dietrichson

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Oluf Christian Dietrichson

Oluf Christian Dietrichson (3 May 1856 – 20 February 1942) was a Norwegian explorer and military officer. He achieved the rank of Major General, and was commanding officer in Kristiansand from 1918 to 1924. He was a member of the Greenland expedition of 1888 led by Fridtjof Nansen, the first documented crossing of Greenland on skis.[1] The other participants at the Greenland expedition were Otto Sverdrup, Samuel Balto, Ole Nielsen Ravna and Kristian Kristiansen Trana.[2]

The whaling vessel Jason, used at the 1888 Greenland expedition


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Oluf Christian Dietrichson". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Nansen, Fridtjof (1961) [1890]. På ski over Grønland. Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co. p. 12.