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Matthew Henson

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Together with his touring partner, Robert Peary, he became the 1st person to attain the North Pole in 1909. He worked well like a dishwasher in regional cafes before getting a job like a cabin young man at age group 12. Despite becoming the 1st person to attain the North Pole, he’s frequently overshadowed by his partner’s popularity. He grew up by his uncle after his parents passed away. He wedded Lucy Ross in 1906. His great grandnephew caused Bill Cosby.

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Full Name Matthew Henson
Date Of Birth August 8, 1866
Died March 9, 1955, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Nanjemoy, MD
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Education Harvard University
Nationality American
Spouse Eva Flint
Parents Caroline Henson, Lemuel Henson
Siblings Eliza Henson
Awards Hubbard Medal
Star Sign Leo

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