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Sir John Franklin

(1786—1847) naval officer and Arctic explorer


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(1786–1847),

Arctic explorer, author of two Narratives (1823 and 1828) of voyages to the Polar Sea. His final voyage of discovery in Erebus and Terror in search of the North‐West Passage began in 1845, and resulted in disaster. One relief expedition, organized by his widow, found a record of the expedition proving that Franklin had discovered the North‐West Passage.

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