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19th Century Arctic Expeditions


1800s


1818 Royal Navy expedition led by Captain David Buchan


1827 Royal Navy expedition led by William Edward Parry


1838–40 La Recherche Expedition (1838-1840)


1845 Franklin's lost expedition led by Sir John Franklin


1853–55 American expedition led by Elisha Kent Kane


1860–61 American expedition led by Isaac Israel Hayes


1860–62 First expedition led by Charles Francis Hall (USA)


1864–69 Second expedition led by Charles Francis Hall


1868 First German North Polar Expedition led by Carl Koldewey


1869 Second German North Polar Expedition led by Carl Koldewey


1871–73 Third expedition led by Charles Francis Hall: Polaris expedition


1872–74 Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition led by Captain Karl Weyprecht


1875–76 British Arctic Expedition led by Captain George Nares


1878–79 Swedish expedition in Vega, led by Baron Adolf Eric Nordenskiöld

1879–82 USS Jeanette expedition with Lt. George Washington De Long (commander) and George W. Melville (chief engineer)

1881–84 US Army expedition led by Adolphus Greely


1883 Failed attempt by Nordenskiöld to cross Greenland


1886 Failed attempt by Robert E Peary (USA) to cross Greenland


1888 First successful Greenland crossing by Norwegian expedition led by Fridtjof Nansen


1891–92 Third US Greenland expedition led by Peary


1892 Swedish expedition led by Alfred Björling


1893–95 Fourth US Greenland expedition led by Peary


1893–96 Norwegian expedition by Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen on the Fram and overland


1894–97 Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, led by Frederick George Jackson

1897 S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition

1898–1902 Second Fram voyage under Otto Sverdrup


1899 Attempt to ski to North Pole from Franz Josef Land by Walter Wellman


1899–1900 Italian North Pole expedition led by Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi on the ship Stella Polare


(Source Wikipedia)