Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen
|Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen|
Photograph showing Solveig Jacobsen standing (with her dog) in front of a whale on the Grytviken flensing plan, taken by Magistrate Edward Binnie in 1916
8 October 1913|
Grytviken, South Georgia Island
|Died||25 October 1996
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Known for||First person born South of the Antarctic Convergence|
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. Two of the children of Jacobsen and his wife Klara Olette Jacobsen were born on the island. Solveig's birth was registered by the resident British Stipendiary Magistrate of South Georgia, James Wilson.
First person born on Antarctica
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Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen was the first person born South of the Antarctic Convergence, and South Georgia is usually classified as an Antarctic island for that reason. 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.
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