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Robert Falcon Scott
  • Name: Robert Falcon Scott
  • Born: 06/06/1868
  • Died: 03/29/1912 (43 years old)

Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868– c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Antarctic Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, less than five weeks after Amundsen’s South Pole expedition.

Awards: Royal Victorian Order, Patrons’ Medal, Vega Medal, Cullum Medal

Birth Place: Plymouth, Devon, England

Death Place: Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica

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