The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Arctic explorer, born at Froen, near Christiania, son of a Norwegian advocate; explored the seas in a scientific interest round Spitzbergen in 1882, and crossed Greenland in 1888, conceived the idea of reaching the Polar regions by following the Polar ocean currents; sailed in the Fram , a ship specially constructed for a Polar voyage, in 1893, and on his return wrote an account of his expedition in "Farthest North" in 1897; b . 1861.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Nansen, Fridtjof'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/nansen-fridtjof.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.