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Memorial to Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832-1901) was an important Finnish scientist, an explorer and the first to sail the North-East Passage from the Arctic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Nordenskiöld was born in Finland but had to leave the country for Sweden in 1857 because of his views on Russian politics, which were considered too liberal.
In 1858, Nordenskiöld was appointed the director of mineralogy at th ...
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