Frederik Hjalmar Johansen

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Johansen, Frederik Hjalmar


Born May 15, 1867, in Skien, Norway; died Jan. 6, 1913, in Christiania (Oslo). Norwegian polar explorer.

In 1893–96, Johansen took part in F. Nansen’s arctic expedition on the drifting vessel Fram. Accompanying Nansen, he traveled by skis over the drift ice to 86°14’ N lat., which was a record in the advance toward the North Pole. In 1910–12 he participated in R. Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole; he spent the winter at Framheim, the expedition’s antarctic base on the Ross Ice Shelf. A cape on Zemlia Georga (Zemlia Frantsa-Iosifa) and a cape on Nansen Island (Nordenskjold Archipelago) were named after Johansen.


In Russian translation:
Sam-drug pod 86° 14’: Zapiski uchastnika ekspeditsii na “Frame.” St. Petersburg, 1898.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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