Ronne, Finn

Ronne, Finn,

1899–1980, Norwegian-American Antarctic explorer. Ronne graduated from college in Norway in 1922 and immigrated to the United States. His first of nine Antarctic expeditions was with Admiral Richard ByrdByrd, Richard Evelyn,
1888–1957, American aviator and polar explorer, b. Winchester, Va. He took up aviation in 1917, and after World War I he gained great fame in the air. He commanded the naval air unit with the arctic expedition of D. B. MacMillan in 1925.
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 in 1933. In 1947, Ronne went with his wife, a scientist, on what became the first Antarctic research expedition to include women. The Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea bears his name. He wrote Antarctic Conquest (1949) and Antarctica, My Destiny (1979).

Ronne, Finn


Born Dec. 20, 1899, in Horten, Norway. American antarctic explorer.

From 1933 to 1935 and from 1939 to 1941, Ronne took part in R. Byrd’s expeditions. In 1947 and 1948 he led an American expedition that, together with a group of British antarctic explorers, discovered Graham Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. Ronne discovered the south shore of the Weddell Sea, which was named Edith Ronne Land in honor of Ronne’s wife and fellow traveler. In 1957 and 1958 he was in charge of the American Ellsworth Station in Antarctica. A bay of the Bellingshausen Sea was named after Ronne.


Treshnikov, A. F. Istoriia otkrytiia i issledovaniia Antarktidy. Moscow, 1963.
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