Amundsen's life Timeline

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Amundsen's Birth

1872

Near Olso, Norway.

Amundsen completes his school and joins the army

1890

He leaves medical school to became a polar explorer due to mother's death

1893

Amundsen becomes the first of the Belfica and travels to Antarctica

1897

The Belgica becomes frozen in sea ice.

1898

Amundsen became one of the first people to survive and Antarctic winter.

The Belgica returns to Norway

1899

Amundsen obtains his ship captain's license and purchases the Gjoa

1900

Amundsen and his crew depart from Norway in search of the Northwest Passage

1903

They reached Gjoa Haven and are visited by the Netsilik.

Amundsen proves that the North Magnetic Pole moves

1904

Amundsen leaves Gjoa Haven and proved he has completed the Nothwest Passage

1905

Amundsen returns to the Gjoa Haven

1906

Amundsen becomes the first person to reach the South Pole

1911

Amundsen dies in the Arctic in a plane crash on a rescue mission

1928