"No future, however, can be built on despair, distrust, hatred, and envy."
Scientist and polar
The most important thing in all research is not the results, the final conclusion,
but the research itself, the struggle to achieve the results.
- 1881 Began to study zoology at the University
- 1882 Five month Arctic's sea voyage on board
of the Viking.
- 1887 Doctoral thesis:Structure
and Combination of Histological Elements of the Central
- 1888 Lead the first Crossing of Greenland
1893–1896 The Fram drift through the ices of the Arctic ocean.
- 14 March Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen
leave the Fram and try to reach the north
pole, distant of 660 km.
- 7 April Nansen turn south, after reaching
86°13.6′N, three degrees beyond the previous Farthest
If nations […] could meet with confidence […], they would easily be able to establish
a lasting peace.
- 1906–1908 Norway's ambassador in London.
- 1920–1930 Norway's delegate at the League
of Nations general Assembly.
- 1920 At the League of nation's request, Nansen
began organising the repatriation of around half a million
prisoners of war.
- 1921 Appointed the first High Commissioner
for Refugees by the League of Nations.
- 1921–1922 Nansen organize a relief programme
for millions of victims of the Russian Famine of 1921-1922.
1922 The first Nansen
passports are issued.
- 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of
his work for refugees and the famine-stricken.
- 1925–1927 Work for helping the Armenian's
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