Vivian Fuchs

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Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs (February 11 1908November 11 1999) was a British explorer.

Fuchs was born in Kent. He is best known as the leader of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition to celebrate the International Geophysical Year, 1957. The expedition was the first to cross the continent of Antarctica.

In 1958, Fuchs was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

External link

Scott Polar Research Institute - Obituary of Vivian Fuchs (http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/people/fuchs/)


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