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Selected biographies list[edit]

Biographies 1–20[edit]

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Bob Marshall (wilderness activist)

Robert Marshall (January 2, 1901 – November 11, 1939) was an American forester and writer, as well as a wilderness activist and explorer. The son of wealthy constitutional lawyer and wilderness advocate Louis Marshall, Bob Marshall was first exposed to nature as a young child. He quickly developed a love for the outdoors, visiting the Adirondack Mountains numerous times to hike and climb, becoming one of the first Adirondack Forty-Sixers. He also traveled to the Alaskan wilderness and authored numerous articles and publications, including the 1933 bestselling book Arctic Village.

A scientist with a Doctor of Philosophy in plant physiology, Marshall became independently wealthy after the death of his father. He was also a supporter of socialism and civil liberties[1] and held two significant public posts during his life: chief of forestry in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, from 1933 to 1937, and head of recreation management in the Forest Service, from 1937 to 1939. Defining wilderness as a social as well as an environmental ideal, Marshall was the first to suggest a formal, national organization of individuals dedicated to the preservation of primeval land.[2]


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Uriel Sebree

Uriel Sebree (February 20, 1848 – August 6, 1922) was a career officer in the United States Navy. He entered the Naval Academy during the Civil War and served until 1910, retiring as a rear admiral. He is best remembered for his two expeditions into the Arctic and for serving as the second acting governor of American Samoa. He was also commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet.

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1867, Sebree was posted to a number of vessels before being assigned to a rescue mission to find the remaining crew of the missing Polaris in the Navy's first mission to the Arctic. This attempt was only a partial success—the Polaris crew was rescued by a Scottish ship rather than the US Navy—but this led to Sebree's selection eleven years later for a second expedition to the Arctic. That mission to rescue Adolphus Greely and the survivors of the Lady Franklin Bay expedition was a success. Sebree was subsequently appointed as the second acting governor of American Samoa.


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Roald Amundsen

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən]), (July 16, 1872 – c. June 18, 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. He is known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. With Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Amundsen was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

In 1903, Amundsen led the first expedition to successfully traverse the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (something explorers had been attempting since the days of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson), with six others in a 47 ton steel seal hunting vessel, Gjøa.


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Kenojuak Ashevak, CC (born October 3, 1927) is regarded as one of the most notable pioneers of modern Inuit art.

Kenojuak Ashevak was born in an igloo in an Inuit camp, "Ikirasaq", at the southern coast of Baffin Island. At three years old, she lost her father. In 1952, she had to be treated for three years for tuberculosis in a hospital in Quebec. During this time and later on many of her children and grandchildren succumbed to disease, as did her husband of 45 years.

Kenojuak Ashevak became one of the first Inuit women in Cape Dorset to begin drawing in the late 1950s. She has since created many carvings from soapstone and thousands of drawings, etchings, stone-cuts, and prints — all sought after by museums and collectors. She designed several drawings for Canadian stamps and coins. In 2004, she started to design the first Inuit-designed stain glass window for a chapel.

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Nominations[edit]

Feel free to add Arctic related FA, GA high importance articles to the above list. Other articles may be nominated here.

Please vote by adding support, comment, or oppose to the following nominations.

Shen Kuo[edit]

  • Comment- Shen Kuo is a featured biography of an astronomer who discovered north ... Quote from the article...Shen discovered the concept of true north in terms of magnetic declination towards the north pole. SriMesh | talk 02:31, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Jake Gyllenhaal[edit]


Willem Barentsz[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Willem Barentsz, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

John Franklin[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, [[John Franklin], is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Martin Frobisher[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Martin Frobisher, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Fridtjof Nansen[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Fridtjof Nansen, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Jan Nagórski[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Jan Nagórski, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld[edit]

Pytheas[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Pytheas, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Henry W. Howgate[edit]

  • Comment - This biography of, Henry W. Howgate, is of high importance to the arctic. The introduction should undergo an overhaul to provide a Provide an accessible overview to be submitted to the portal and show relevance to the arctic. With a few votes of support and/or a copyedit, they can be promoted to inclusion above.SriMesh | talk 23:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)


Comments[edit]

If you are unsure or do not know how to add an entry, feel free to post a question, suggestion or nomination here below, or at the talk page

  1. ^ Sutter, p. 194
  2. ^ Sutter, p. 233