The Nobel Peace Prize 1922
Zoologist - Neuroscientist, Polar Explorer, Oceanographer, Humanitarian. 'Nansen Passports' for stateless refugees. Despite Russia then being suspect in Western nations, relief for 7,000,000 to 22,000,000 Russians dying of famine.
Ministered to refugees - methods became classic: custodial care, repatriation, rehabilitation, resettlement, emigration, integration.
Love of mankind is politics in practice.
Photographic Archive of Fridtjof Nansen's Life and Work. The National Library of Norway maintains an online database of 3500 photographs related to Fridtjof Nansen. Parts of the database have also been translated into English, French and Spanish.
Head and shoulders portrait of Fridtjof Nansen, facing half-right. He has close-cropped hair, a wide, fair moustache and is wearing a heavy fur coat. Uploaded by Papa Lima Whiskey Created: 29 April 1915 Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen at the age of four Created: 31 December 1864 Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen as a student in Christiania. Created: 7 January 2010. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Greenland expedition, July-October 1888 Dotted line (blue) shows approach of Jason, to 17 July. Continuous line (red) shows drift of Nansen's party southward to 29 July, and the boat journey northward to Umivik The originally planned crossing route, from Sermilik to Christianhaab (red) Actual crossing route to Godthaab, 15 August to 3 October Created: 31 July 2010. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansen and Eva Nansen in autumn 1889. Created: 15 December 2009. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen in 1889 (28 years old). Created: 1 January 1889. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Modern photograph of the Fram's rounded hull.Created: 13 June 2010. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Routes taken during the 1893-96 Fram expedition: (red) Fram's route eastward from Vardø along the Siberian coast, turning north at the New Siberian Islands to enter the pack ice, July-September 1893 (blue) Fram's drift in the ice from the New Siberian Islands north and west to Spitsbergen, September 1893 - August 1896 (green) Nansen and Johansen's march to Farthest North, 86°13.6'N, and subsequent retreat to Cape Flora in Franz Josef Land, March 1895 - June 1896 (violet) Nansen and Johansen's return to Vardø from Cape Flora, August 1896 (yellow) Fram's voyage from Spitsbergen to Tromsø, August 1896
Nansen and Johansen prepare to depart Fram for their polar trek, 14 March 1895. Nansen is the figure second from left, Johansen second from right. Created: 14 March 1895. Source: Wikipedia Commons
The hut on Franz Josef Land, covered in snow, in which Nansen and Johansen spent the winter of 1895-96. A drawing, based on Nansen's photograph. Created: 31 December 1896. Source: Wikipedia Commons
The Nansen-Jackson meeting at Cape Flora, 17 June 1896. Created: 17 June 1896. Source: Wikipedia Commons
"A New Norway" speech by Fridtjof Nansen at a Fædrelandslaget rally in Tønsberg, 26 August 1928. Source: Wikipedia Commons
An illustration of the workings of the Nansen bottle. Created: 31 December 1904. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen raised funds to help the famine in Russia by taking photographs and selling postcards of the disaster. Created: 31 December 1921. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansens Saga 1940 (1931). Source: Wikipedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansen among orphaned Armenian boys at a summer camp near Gyumri in 1925. Created: 20 September 2014. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen, photographed towards the end of his life. Uploaded: 18 August 2010. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Nansen on his Stella Polaris combined holiday and lecturing tour for the Fatherland League in 1929. Created: before 1929. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Post-mortem photograph of Nansen. Created: 13 May 1930. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Mount Fridtjof Nansen in Antarctica, named and photographed by Roald Amundsen. Created: November 1911 (during Amundsen's South Pole journey). Source: Wikipedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansen Institute at Polhøgda. Created: 15 March 2009. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansen's bust in Yerevan, sculptor Garegin Davtyan. Created: 18 June 2012. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Return of the Nansen's Greenland expedition home. Source: Wikimedia Commons
The official opening of the League of Nations, 15 November 1920. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Fridtjof Nansen and Mr. Wourtzel of the Russian Imperial Rail Service. Source: Wikimedia Commons
The Armenia commission of the League of Nations. From left, on the first row are G. Carle, Fridtjof Nansen and C.E. Dupuis. In the background are Vidkun Quisling (left) and Pio Le Savio (right). Date: 19 June 1925. Author: Anders Beer Wilse (1865-1949) Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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Name: Fridtjof Nansen
Birth: 10 October 1861, Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway
Death: 13 May 1930, Oslo, Norway
Residence at the time of the award: Norway
Role: Originator of "Nansen passports" (for refugees), Norwegian Delegate, Société des Nations, Explorer, Scientist
Field: humanitarian work
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