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Otto Nordenskiold


Dr Nils Otto Gustaf Nordenskiold (also spelled Nordenskjold) (December 6 1869-1928) was a Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer.

Nordenskiold was born in Hesselby in Smaland in eastern Sweden, in a Finland-Swedish family that included his uncle Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, a noted polar explorer. He studied at Uppsala University, obtaining a doctorate in geology in 1894, and later became a lecturer and then associate professor in the university's geology department.

Otto Nordenskiold led mineralogical expeditions to Patagonia in the 1890s, and to Alaska and the Klondike area in 1898.

He led the 1901-1904 Swedish Antarctic Expedition, ...

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