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Robert Edwin Peary (1856–1920)

Peary, Robert Edwin. Rear-admiral, U.S.N., arctic explorer and author; born in Cresson, PA, May 6, 1856; died in 1920. He describes his arctic experiences in ‘Northward Over the Ice’; ‘A Narrative of Life and Work in Northern Greenland in 1886 and 1891–97’; ‘Nearest the Pole’ (1907); ‘The North Pole’ (1910). He reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.