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Robert Peary


He led the 1st group, along with Matthew Henson, to attain the North Pole. He was an associate from the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity while going to Bowdoin University. His claims of experiencing been the first ever to reach the North Pole had been doubted by skeptics. He previously a child, Marie Ahnighito Peary, in 1893 with an Inuit female. He was a critically acclaimed explorer like Christopher Columbus.

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Full Name Robert Peary
Date Of Birth May 6, 1856
Died February 20, 1920, Washington, D.C., United States
Place Of Birth Cresson, PA
Profession Explorer
Education Portland High School, Bowdoin College
Nationality American
Spouse Josephine Diebitsch Peary
Children Robert Edwin Peary, Jr., Kali Peary
Parents Mary P. Peary, Charles N. Peary
Awards Patron's Gold Medal, Hubbard Medal
Star Sign Taurus

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1Is usually credited as the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole.



Animated Weekly, No. 361916Documentary shortHimself
Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 841915ShortHimself
Landing of Com. Robert E. Peary, the Discovery of the North Pole at Sydney, Nova Scotia1909Documentary shortHimself
Commander R.E. Peary1909Documentary shortHimself

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Angry Planet2010TV Series documentaryHimself - North Pole explorer
The Prize of the Pole2006Documentary
Ripping Yarns1977TV SeriesHimself
The Glory of Their Times1977DocumentaryHimself (as Commander Robert Peary)

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