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Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Maria Ferdinando Francesco, Duke (Prince of Savoy-Aosta)

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1933 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Explorer


1873 - Born on January 29; birth of an Italian explorer and naval officer


1870-1873 - Was the son of Amadeus, king of Spain, prince of Savoy-Aosta, and a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy


1897 - First to climb Mount St. Elias in Alaska


1899 - Led a polar expedition that set a new record in the northern latitude reached.


1906 - Led mountain-climbing expedition in the RUWENZORI range of East Africa


1909 - Led the expedition to the HIMALAYA


1914-1917 - led Italian navy in World War I

- commanded an Italian fleet in the Adriatic Sea and involved in the Italian colonization effort in East Africa


1933 - Died on March 18


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