Adrien de Gerlache

Adrien de Gerlache

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (2 August 1866 - 4 December 1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897 to 1899.Born in Hasselt, Belgium, de Gerlache was educated in Brussels. He studied Engineering at the Free University of Brussels (now split into the Universit Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and spent his holidays as a cabin boy on board transatlantic ocean liners. After graduating in 1885, he joined the Belgian Navy on 19 January 1886. After graduating from the nautical college of Ostend as first lieutenant, he was assigned to the Belgica, a hydrography ship. It was while serving there that he came up with his plan to explore Antarctica.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135928651
  • 9786135928655