Sunday, June 13, 2004

Abruzzi, Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Maria Ferdinando Francesco, Duke (duca) D'

The son of King Amadeus of Spain (who was also the Duke d'Aosta in Italy), Abruzzi was the first to ascend Mount St. Elias in Alaska (1897). His 1899 Arctic expedition reached latitude 86�34� N - a record for the time.

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