(10 Oct 1861 - 13 May 1930)
Science Quotes by Fridtjof Nansen (1 quote)
They had neither compass, nor astronomical instruments, nor any of the appliances of our time for finding their position at sea; they could only sail by the sun, moon, and stars, and it seems incomprehensible how for days and weeks, when these were invisible, they were able to find their course through fog and bad weather; but they found it, and in the open craft of the Norwegian Vikings, with their square sails, fared north and west over the whole ocean, from Novaya Zemlya and Spitsbergen to Greenland, Baffin Bay, Newfoundland, and North America.
— Fridtjof Nansen
- 10 Oct - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Nansen's birth.